Use of apostrophe

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When referring to the response of a particular object, do you use an apostrophe? For example the response of a material - would the correct grammar be: 1. The material's response 2. The materials' response 3. The materials response

apostrophe asked Mar 13 '13 at 18:22 Kalisha New member

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The first would be proper. It would be a rare occasion when an inanimate object can respond, but a hygroscopic material could respond to a change in humidity.

 

1. The material's response

link comment answered Mar 13 '13 at 19:05 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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