use of apostophe


I want to describe two lovers - is it two lovers, two lover's or two lovers'?

apostrophe asked Apr 14 '13 at 07:53 SJH New member

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The correct answer to your question is two lovers.  I hope this helps. 

link comment answered Apr 14 '13 at 12:34 Shawn Mooney Expert

The apostrophe is not used to make a word plural, so the two people are lovers.  If you are talking about something that belongs to the two lovers, then you would make the word possessive with the apostrophe.


The quaint house belongs to the two lovers.

The two lovers' house is quaint. 

link comment answered Apr 14 '13 at 13:29 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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