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  1. Dianne
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    Question Use of apostrophe

    Hello,
    I am proofing a website and have a question about use of an apostrophe. In the phrase "everyones time" or "everyones day" should an apostrophe be used with everyone's?

    Thank you for your response.
    Dianne


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    Re: Use of apostrophe

    If it possessive, then yes.


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    Re: Use of apostrophe

    The "s" on the end of everyone signifies possession. It is not there to signify a plural, as "everyone" is plural in its self. (So is "its" !)


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    Re: Use of apostrophe

    It will need the apostrophe to indicate possession. "Everyone" is not necessarily plural - it can equally indicate "every single individual".

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