We often use possessive 's with proper nouns names : Mary's car, Sarah's son, or Robert's book. Therefore the correct sentence is Martin and St. When there is more than one of a noun, it is plural. I think if you leave it the way you have it, the intent can only be interpreted correctly. There is no hard or fast rule to this, and both phrasings will be correct, so go ahead and use whatever you think sounds best.
What if you want to show possession with a name that ends in y? Examples: lands dresses taxes quizzes Incorrect: Twenty dog's were in the pack. Since they refer to the whole group as a unit, they are used as a single noun. Let's look at how you make a noun plural and possessive and the rules that apply to their uses. An 's' would be added to the end of each word to make the words 'dogs', 'balloons' and 'tables'. My first answer was going to be that you should add the 's. Examples: I visited the Murphys last weekend.
When a plural word that doesn't end in S is also a possessive word, just add an apostrophe and an S at the end. Oh, and I also read somewhere that every name gets an 's except for Jesus as in Christ. I realize that sorry is seldom used as a noun, but was wondering if there is a rule to support this spelling. The number of balls doesn't matter, only the number of possessors in this case, boys. Leave a Comment or Question: Please ensure that your question or comment relates to the topic of the blog post. A plural possessive form is a plural noun a word for two or more people or things showing that something in a sentence belongs to that noun. She crawled over and lay next to him, looking over the log to see a family of deer, a doe and three babies, their horns barely coming up.
Rule: Do not change the spelling of a name to make it plural. Continue on for explanations of these and other kinds of nouns. Rule: Do not change the spelling of a name to make it plural. That having been said, it is obviously not precisely right because omission of the s doesn't leave a grammatical remainder. They are emotions, ideas, beliefs, ideologies, and character traits.
In the phrase monkey's office, monkey's is a possessive word. I only found out this year that the double space after a period is no longer the way to go. We hope that by the end of this article, you'll have a better grasp of plural possessives and how and when to use them. When a noun is singular, it means there is one of them. I only found out this year that the double space after a period is no longer the way to go. Unstable infants may be observed under the radiant warmer for several hours, with attention to increased fluid losses.
If your last name were Woods, the plural would be written the Woodses. But I still do it. A book of Shakespeare's plays are not plays that belong to Mr. Wish you all the best. But just logistically, I don't know how people do triplets or quadruplets or quintuplets, because I can't carry two babies at the same time. Adam, took care of the Williamses' puppy.
To create the possessive form, add an apostrophe after the final 's'. Examples include: General Patton, Statue of Liberty, Nile River, or Avatar. Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es. Examples: I visited the Murphys last weekend. Example: The family next door to me is called Marsh.
Plural: The Adams bought a new house. A singular noun is a word for one person, place, or thing. We have two Zacharys in our office. The -es is added to words that end in an s or z sound. Adam's stew is a winner.