Punctuation - Possessives


Which one is correct?  She looked at the propertie's vast landscape.  Or...She looked ate the properties vast landscape.  Note the difference in the placement of the apostrophe in the word, "propertie's".  Grammarly does not recognize possessive forms.  What's up with that?

asked Apr 09 '13 at 17:35 Kevin Knott New member

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Actually, Grammarly does recognize many possessives, but not all. This is a function of the software's dictionary.


You problem lies elsewhere; both of your samples are wrong. Properties is the plural of property and is not a possessive. Properties' is the plural possessive. Proopertie's is nothing, a misspelling.


Because you use the definate article "the," you are talking about a single property -- the property -- and not multiple properties. So you must use the possessive of the singular -- property's.


She looked at the property's vast landscape.


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Apr 09 '13 at 18:38 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Thank you.  I'll note my spelling era.

link comment answered Apr 11 '13 at 15:56 Peggy Knott New member

I need help please, I'd like to know the difference between properties, and property's as in a plural sense?

If you can use some example sentences that would be great. As far as I understood, the apostrophe denotes ownership of multiples.

I understand completely that property is the single, but is the correct terminology for multiple different in the sentence being used?

For example, he owned multiple property's, or, he owned multiple properties? Because it is plural and more than one?

If one is correct and one correct, please state why and were you would use each one to help me understand.


link comment answered Nov 12 '16 at 05:49 Simon New member

Sorry, also, as an example, would you say:

The property's brickwork is faulty, or, the properties brockwork is faulty?

Because it's pertaining to something of that particular property.

I'd love to know and understand the difference please!

link comment answered Nov 12 '16 at 05:51 Simon New member

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