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Module 1: Apostrophes

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Grammar - Apostrophes 4

Apostrophes 4

With singular nouns the rule is to add an apostrophe plus an 's'.

the mother's bad temper

the dog's bone

In the past, with singular nouns that end in 's', an apostrophe and an 's'
was always added. Today it is acceptable to have only the apostrophe after
the 's'.

The class's textbooks or The class' textbooks

Peter Davis's CDs or Peter Davis' CDs

With plural nouns only an apostrophe is required.

two weeks' pay

the girls' books

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