' Students' and 'student's'


I am confused why Grammarly is correcting the sentence 'Student's often makes mistakes' as 'stud ent's often makes mistakes' and not as 'students often make mistakes' which is how it is should be spelt.

Please can someone explain this.

See example:

Student's often make mistakes.
asked Apr 09 '13 at 17:16 kausarjb@hotmail.com New member

Let me please point out that "spelt" is a grain. More specifically, an ancient wheat. The correct word is "spelled".

JeffFeb 15 '14 at 00:28

"spelt" is also correct but is used more commonly in British English.

John HamerOct 04 '14 at 06:24

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There should not be an apostrophe in the word students. "Students" is the plural form of student. This is not showing possession. However, if we look at possessive forms of the noun, student...               The student's hat is brown. Student is singular in this example. The hat belongs to the student. The hat of the student. Apostrophe indicates possession.                                                                   If "students" is plural{more than one student}, then the apostrophe in the sentence, "The students' hats are brown", would appear after the "s".   Hope this helps.

link comment answered Apr 09 '13 at 17:53 Kevin Knott New member

Yes, thanks Kevin. I agree,and knew this already. What I dont understand is why Grammarly tells me it should spell as 'stu dents'... it's weird.

May I ask, have you tried Grammarly? how do you find it?



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