Irregular Plurals





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Irregular Plurals :


Most
plural nouns already end in s. To create their possessive, simply add an apostrophe after the s:

  • The Pepins' house is the big blue one on the corner.


  • The lions' usual source of water has dried up.


  • The gases' odors mixed and became nauseating.


  • The witches' brooms were hidden in the corner.


  • The babies' beds were all in a row.


  • With
    nouns whose plurals are irregular, however, you will need to add an apostrophe followed by an s to create the possessive form.

  • She plans on opening a women's clothing boutique.


  • Children's programming is not a high priority.


  • The geese's food supply was endangered.




  • But with words that do not change their form when pluralized, you will have to add an
    -s or -es.

  • The seaweed was destroyed by the fishes' overfeeding.





  • Related Links :


  • Possessives with Gerunds


  • Possessives versus Adjectival Labels


  • Possessives of Plurals


  • Irregular Plurals


  • Holidays Showing Possession


  • Compound Possessives


  • Possessives Constructions


  • Compound Constructions


  • Possessives with Appositive Forms


  • Double Possessives







  • English Glossary Index




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