- 1 How do you make a plural possessive?
- 2 Is Rhinoceri a word?
- 3 Is it Jones or Jones’s?
- 4 Is it Thomas or Thomas’s?
- 5 What’s the full name of Rhino?
- 6 What is a group of rhinoceros called?
- 7 Is it James or James’s?
- 8 How do you pluralize the last name Jones?
- 9 How do you show possession with a last name that ends in s?
- 10 What is the correct possessive form of Jesus?
- 11 How do you pluralize someone’s name?
- 12 Where does the apostrophe go in Thomas’s?
How do you make a plural possessive?
Most plural nouns are made possessive by adding only an apostrophe onto the word In other words, if the plural form of the noun ends in –s, then the plural possessive form will only use an apostrophe.
Is Rhinoceri a word?
rhi·noc·er·os Any of several large African or Asian mammals having tough, mostly hairless skin, short legs with broad hooves, and one or two upright horns on the snout. Word History Two of the largest land mammals, the rhinoceros and hippopotamus, also have rather large names.
Is it Jones or Jones’s?
The plural of Jones is Joneses, ‐es being added as an indicator of the plurality of a word of which the singular form ends in s, as in dresses or messes. The apposition of the much misused apostrophe to the word Jones does not pluralize it.
Is it Thomas or Thomas’s?
The important thing to remember is that Thomas is singular. When you’re talking about more than one, you first form that plural by adding -ES. One Thomas, two Thomases. Then, to note that something is owned by more than one Thomas, just take the plural and make it possessive: Thomases’.
What’s the full name of Rhino?
(bentʃ ) Word forms: plural benches.
What is a group of rhinoceros called?
One of the best and most well-known of all collective nouns is a ‘crash’ of rhinoceroses. Rhinos gather on the African grassy plains in groups of up to twelve.
Is it James or James’s?
James’ birthday, or James’s. The proper convention is to include the possessive apostrophe even when the word ends in an “s.” So “James’s” is correct. The only exception to that are proper nouns so well established that traditionally they have always been used with just an apostrophe.
How do you pluralize the last name Jones?
You make Jones plural by adding “es” because it ends in “s,” but adding an apostrophe and “s” after that would make it difficult to pronounce (Joneseses) so you just add the apostrophe.
How do you show possession with a last name that ends in s?
Actually, both ways are correct. If a proper name ends with an s, you can add just the apostrophe or an apostrophe and an s. See the examples below for an illustration of this type of possessive noun.
What is the correct possessive form of Jesus?
The possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding ‘s (whatever the final consonant). Note that some consider Jesus to be an exception to this rule and insist that its possessive be written Jesus’; other exceptions may include other ancient proper names.
How do you pluralize someone’s name?
Names are pluralized like regular words. Add -es for names ending in “s” or “z” and add -s for everything else. When indicating the possessive, if there is more than one owner add an apostrophe to the plural; if there is one owner, add ‘s to the singular (The Smiths’ car vs. Smith’s car).
Where does the apostrophe go in Thomas’s?
The construction “Thomas’s” is wrong. To form the possessive of a plural proper noun, add only an apostrophe.