Apostrophes (To Show Plural Possession) 01
The writers' pens. Use an apostrophe in this way to denote pens belonging to more than one writer.

Apostrophes (To Show Plural Possession) 01

When an item belongs to more than one person, an apostrophe is used to show plural possession. For example, a game owned by one boy = the boy's game, but a game owned by two or more boys = the boys' game. Add the apostrophe after the plural noun.

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  1. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Pens belonging to several writers.
    Put the apostrophe after the owners, so writers'
  2. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Chocolate belonging to several girls.
    Put the apostrophe after the owners, so girls'
  3. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Letters belonging to several parents.
    Put the apostrophe after the owners, so parents'
  4. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The keyboards of several computers.
    More ideas: the printers' rating / the usbs' ports
  5. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Books belonging to several teachers.
    Put the apostrophe after the owners, so teachers'
  6. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The roots of several trees.
    More ideas: the plants' soil / the gardens' ponds
  7. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The handles of several doors.
    More ideas: the ceilings' heights / the walls' colours
  8. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The singing of several performers.
    More ideas: the actors' debuts / the theatres' doors
  9. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Corners belonging to several tables.
    More ideas: the chairs' legs / the cupboards' doors
  10. Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The keys of several cars.
    More ideas: the lorries' parking place / the bikes' brakes

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