Questions tagged with possessive

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Possessive form of two aunts?
If I am typing a post referring to a new business two of my aunts have started together, do I ...
apostrophe possessive plural +1 vote, asked Sep 02 by Laura Stone
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Making an initialism possessive in first-time use, when typically it is not
Below is an example of a first-time, possessive initialism that isn't normally possessive. Should the short form (in parens) be ...
initialism acronym possessive 0 votes, edited Jul 18 by Shelley
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Odd one out?
us/our/we/ours - which is the odd one out? Is it 'our' because that is the only option that can be ...
possessive pronouns 0 votes, asked Jun 30 by Steve Jones
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possessives with gerund
I don't like Sara annoying me.Is it correct?
possessive 0 votes, asked Apr 30 by Emma
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Which is correct? a. Improve Student's Reading b. Improve Students Reading c. Improve Students' Reading
possessive +1 vote, asked Feb 06 by lori furgerson
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use of apostrophe with "respective"
Which is correct? "Day one of the conference included keynote addresses by Tom Smith of Neptune Co. and Fred Jones ...
apostrophe possessive plural +1 vote, asked Feb 03 by Wilson Grabill
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Can you tell me how to punctuate Preservice teachers felt or Preservice teachers' felt Thanks
possessive punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 26 '15 by Stephenie
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Possessive case
Hello there! Would it be correct to say "a month's worth of salary"? Thank you very much, cheers! Eduardo
possessive 0 votes, asked Nov 23 '15 by Eduardo
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Possessive determiner 'next year's'.
Hi guys. I was wondering if you could help. In the noun phrase 'next year's prestigious parade' is 'next year's' ...
Determiners help possessive Possessives determiner 0 votes, asked Sep 30 '15 by Lee Northway
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Each hospital emergency room... Is that correct?
Each hospital emergency room. The full sentence is "there exists staff in each hospital emergency room in the city." Is ...
possessive plural 0 votes, asked Sep 25 '15 by Holly Wood
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Possessive case (complex : double + elliptic)
Is it correct to write : "the nation's martyrs by YOURS' CRIME" and what would it grammatically mean then ? ...
possessive case double Elliptic 0 votes, asked Sep 12 '15 by Phénys Hôpiabe-Febvry
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Where to put the possessive apostrophe
The class' quiz was a success or the class's quiz was a success..can you help? surely it's not the classes ...
possessive apostrophe 0 votes, asked Sep 09 '15 by Lesley Roberts
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Is "mine's" correct as a meta-possessive?
I wrote a sentence that began "I borrowed a drill, because mine's battery was no longer a battery..." and now ...
possessive pronoun usages 0 votes, asked Sep 05 '15 by Padmavyuha
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Possessive use
When saying something like boys and girls soccer or girls tennis and so on is an apostrophe necessary?
possessive apostrophe singular plural +1 vote, asked Jun 13 '15 by Ryan Fennell
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Veterans Memorial or Veterans' Memorial
My dad is writing an inscription for a memorial honoring local veterans. However, he has a number of questions that ...
apostrophe possessive +1 vote, asked Jun 11 '15 by Todd
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why do we say "a father of four children", why don't we use 's and say "four children's father"?
possessive 0 votes, asked May 02 '15 by saeedkhosravan
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Should each of the names be possessive in this sentence: Please join us to celebrate Joe's, Brandon's and Brad's graduation.
possessive 0 votes, asked Apr 15 '15 by Janice Crago
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Possessive of Plural "s" Proper Noun
In the instance where a company's name ends in a plural "s", is the correct way to make it possessive ...
plural possessive proper noun Style 0 votes, asked Mar 19 '15 by Sibloe
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Is it: "Sally's and Maria's birthday" or Sally and Maria's bithdays" or something else? thanks.
plural possessive 0 votes, asked Dec 10 '14 by Jessica
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Use of Possession
How do I use (or should I use) possession when using days of the week or Company names? What is ...
possessive 0 votes, asked Nov 24 '14 by Katia M.
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Use of contractions
Is this correct: Do you know what your doctor's really thinking?
apostrophe contractions possessive 0 votes, asked Oct 15 '14 by Phyllis Renfro
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What question is being asked when "Which" is followed by a possessive?
This question relates to a dispute over an answer in the game Trivial Pursuit. The original question was something like, ...
possessive which question 0 votes, asked Oct 08 '14 by RSW
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Plural only or possessive?
Which is correct? emerging seniors housing needs OR emerging seniors' housing needs
plural possessive 0 votes, asked Aug 26 '14 by Barb Lepp
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possessive apostrophe or not?
Which is correct where there are three frogs so plural making noises collectively called a chorus? Is the apostrophe used ...
apostrophe possessive plural 0 votes, asked Aug 08 '14 by carol powney
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type of phrase
Is 'for my sake' a prenominal possessive phrase?
pronouns prenominal possessive 0 votes, asked Jun 15 '14 by RJ Dent
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Humanity's or humanities plural possessives
What is correct...? Examples * humanity's history * cornerstone of humanity's issues and problems (....) * a wide range of ...
apostrophe possessive -1 votes, asked Jun 04 '14 by alu
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