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

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