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    students' succeses ???

    Hello everybody,
    I have just a simple question, that perhaps you'll find elementary or not worthy of this forum , if so I'm sorry for asking. Anyway here it is: How do I say, that there are many students at school, who have lots of succeses. I mean can I refer to the succeses as students' succeses ? Is students' succeses ok ?

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    Re: students' succeses ???

    "successful students"

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    Re: students' succeses ???

    There were many student successes on campus.

    (you don't need to show the possessive)

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    Smile Re: students' succeses ???

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    There were many student successes on campus.

    (you don't need to show the possessive)
    What does that sentence actually mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikko4 View Post
    Hello everybody,
    I have just a simple question, that perhaps you'll find elementary or not worthy of this forum , if so I'm sorry for asking. Anyway here it is: How do I say, that there are many students at school, who have lots of succeses. I mean can I refer to the succeses as students' succeses ? Is students' succeses ok ?

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    You could say students' achievements.

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    Re: students' succeses ???

    I think students' achievments is ok, but what I wanted to now was how should I show the possesive when the noun is in plural? Like in my students' achievments. Or for example in sentence: My two brothers have a same bike and I want to tell it my friend. So one option I guess would be - This is the bike of my two brothers.
    and the second options, which I am not sure about could be - This is my brothers' bike ???
    or maybe this expression - my childrens' toys. is it OK ?

    I hope I made myself clear.

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    Smile Re: students' succeses ???

    Quote Originally Posted by mikko4 View Post
    I hope I made myself clear.
    Sufficiently enough!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikko4 View Post
    I think students' achievments is ok, but what I wanted to now was how should I show the possesive when the noun is in plural? Like in my students' achievments. Or for example in sentence: My two brothers have a same bike and I want to tell it my friend. So one option I guess would be - This is the bike of my two brothers.
    and the second options, which I am not sure about could be - This is my brothers' bike ???
    or maybe this expression - my childrens' toys. is it OK?

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    Re: students' succeses ???

    Thank you, you don't know how your reply cheered me.

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    Re: students' succeses ???

    Children's toys.

    children is a collective noun (plural) so to make it possessive, simply add 's.

    Men = plural collective of man

    Men's Room = for all men

    one boy's bike

    several boys' bikes

    one student's success

    several students' success.

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