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Forming Possessives of Singular Nouns

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Dec 29, 2009 4:00:00 AM


Forming Possessives of Singular Nouns When proofreading and editing customer documents, one of the most often-confused aspects of writing that we see is how to show the possessive form of a singular noun. Is it "the boss' desk" or is it "the boss's desk"? Read on, and see if our examples help you today.

To form the possessive of a singular noun not ending in an s sound, add an apostrophe plus s to the noun. (But you knew all these...) 

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