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Apostrophe s

1) s used for people or animals: a) singular words the apostrophe is in front of the s i) the managers briefcase ii) the horses tail iii) Alans books b) Plural words the apostrophe is after the s i) The students books ii) The managers briefcases iii) The dogs baskets 2) a) b) c) d) 3) with expressions of time: Have you got yesterdays newspaper? Next weeks meeting has been cancelled We had two weeks holiday in the Canaries It is about 10 minutes walk to the station from here (the time it takes) (but it is a three minute walk from here a three minute is used like an adjective, like saying it is a nice walk) The companies products (plural) The governments decision on

For an organisation: a) The companys products (singular) b) The governments decision whether to go to war c) The citys new theatre

The cities new theatres

You can also say: i) The products of the company/companies ii) The decision(s) of the government(s) iii) The product(s) of the company/ies 4) For things - **** of the **** a) The name of the book b) The back of the car c) The name of the street ALL COMBINATIONS WITH: The beginning, end, top, bottom, front, back, middle, side. e.g. the middle of the book, the back of the house, the front of the building You can sometimes use two nouns together: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The garage door The restaurant owner The car seat Car key Seat cover

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