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Pronoun Case


Rule 7:
To use the possessive form of a plural noun, make the noun plural and add the apostrophe as with singulars.
First make the singular form of the noun into the plural form.

Example:

boy is changed to boys
man is changed to men
woman is changed to women
Jones is changed to Joneses

Then treat the plural noun as you would any other noun: If it ends in s, add just the apostrophe; if it does not end in s, add an apostrophe and an s.

Examples:

• The boys' toys were shared between themselves.
• The men's jackets were left in the front room.
• We walked through the women's department.
• This is the Joneses' car.


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