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    #1

    Sister or Sisters room

    Hello!

    Translate into English: "La habitacin de mi hermana no es muy bonita"
    a) rooms sister is not very nice
    b) My rooms sister is not very nice
    c) My sister room is not very nice
    d) My sisters room is not very nice

    Well if you dont know Spanish dont worry I just want to know why is the D option and not the C option.

    If you have more than one sister in that room... how do you say or is the same?

    I though that C was singular and D was plural.

    Thank you very much :)

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    #2

    Re: Sister or Sisters room

    You need to study how the possessive is used in English.

    For a singular noun (like "sister"), we add apostrophe s ("sister's").

    For a plural noun ending in s, we just add an apostrophe. (If you had more than one sister sharing a room, it would be your sisters' room.)

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    #3

    Re: Sister or Sisters room

    For a singular noun (like "sister"), we add apostrophe s ("sister's").

    For a plural noun ending in s, we just add an apostrophe. (If you had more than one sister sharing a room, it would be your sisters' room.)
    Thank you for the answer, 100% clear.

    You need to study how the possessive is used in English.
    In my opinion this is not necesary, if I ask is because Im not sure, obviously if I knew everything i would not ask...

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    #4

    Re: Sister or Sisters room

    I mentioned it because you seemed to have a confusion between the plural and the possessive. I didn't mean to ruffle your feathers.

    Sisters= plural
    Sister's = singular possessive

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    #5

    Re: Sister or Sisters room

    Thanks again, I studied this kind of things long time ago in school and now is difficult try to remember them :)

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