Problem with grammarly


I subscribed to grammarly for a couple of reasons. #1. Help with apostrophe usage! #2. Alert to passive voice.  Today, I was confused as to whether an apostrophe should be used after the word  lawyers in this sentence: To the lawyers in the courtroom..... When I entered the text in grammarly, no errors were found. When I entered the same text with an apostrophe after lawyers' no errors were found! How frustrating. I still do not know which is correct! 

apostrophe asked Jul 16 '13 at 17:17 Cindy Jeane New member

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An apostrophe is used only to show possession or a contraction. 'Lawyers' in your sentence is plural, so no apostrophe is needed. The software goes by certain rules of grammar, and doesn't understand the context.

link comment answered Jul 16 '13 at 17:53 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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