Exorcise bad grammar from your life by learning about plural possession…
An apostrophe ( ’ ) is a way to indicate possession. If you have one subject, then this is called singular possession. The apostrophe (almost always) goes before the s added onto the subject.
But what if more than one subject possesses something? Then this is considered plural possession. If you have a plural subject with an s on the end, then the apostrophe typically moves to the end of the word, after the s.
#1. It’s different if there’s a compound subject–meaning that there are two elements which make up the subject. In this case, the apostrophe stays before the s, and only the last element in the subject gets an ’s added onto the end.
#2. In addition, if a subject is already a plural word in and of itself, then the apostrophe stays before the s.
Directions: For the practice quiz, choose the word which has the apostrophe in the correct place.