Singular Possessive Case

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Which one of the following is a correct example of the singular possessive case?

1.women's club
2.audiences' reaction
3.who's job
4.king's rights
 

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trixi68 said:
Which one of the following is a correct example of the singular possessive case?

1.women's club
2.audiences' reaction
3.who's job
4.king's rights

1. women is a plural noun
2. audiences is a plural noun
3. who is singular, but it is not possessive.

Please note, 'whose' is the possessive form of 'who'. Sentence 3., 'who's job' is ungrammatical. Sentence 3. should be, 'whose job'.

4. king is a singular noun and with the apostrophe -s it is possessive

The correct answer is 4., king's. :up:
 

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Nahualli said:
who's job.

-Nah-

Homonyms: who's, whose

You're in good company. :D
I tend to make the same mistake. :oops: I also use it's when I should use its. Those homonyms are trouble! :lol:
 
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