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What is the possessive form of month?
Months there is plural, so in the original phrase it takes the plural possessive months’.
Which is correct 5th months or 5th month?
a 5-month internship or a 5-months internship? When it is used as an adjective it is in the singular, because English adjectives are almost never plural. If you were to use it as a predicate, then the plural would apply: A five-month internship.
How do you make Douglass possessive?
Douglas’ shows possession. Douglases is plural. You simply add the apostrophe to make words, ending in s, possessive. Douglas’s is improper.
When to use an apostrophe to form the possessive of a noun?
To form the possessive of a proper noun ending in an s or z sound, some people use apostrophe + s, as in Perez’s and Burns’s, and others prefer an apostrophe alone, as in Perez’ and Burns’s.
When do you put both possessors in the possessive form?
We signify separate ownership by writing both of the compounded proper nouns in the possessive form. When one of the possessors in a compound possessive is a personal pronoun, we have to put both possessors in the possessive form or we end up with something silly: “Bill and my car had to be towed last night.”
What does the possessive form mean in a sentence?
Lewis’s and Clark’s expectations were altogether different. This means that the expectations of the two men were different (rather obvious from what the sentence says, too). We signify separate ownership by writing both of the compounded proper nouns in the possessive form.
Are there any holidays that have a possessive form?
A number of American Holidays have possessive forms, and are peculiarly inconsistent. “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day” are easy enough, one parent at a time, and “Parents’ Day” is nicely pluralized, as is “Presidents’ Day” which celebrates the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln.