What is the correct way to spell the following possessive nouns? The possessive noun will be bold.    1. Many songwriter's incomes come from royalties. 2. People's opinions about music can vary....

What is the correct way to spell the following possessive nouns? The possessive noun will be bold.

 

 

1. Many songwriter's incomes come from royalties.

2. People's opinions about music can vary.

3. Some jazz singers voice's are deep.

The reason the questions are on this page, is because they wouldn't fit on the fist. Sorry!!!

I was gone every day we did this in class. I really need to know the answers ASAP. If you could do that, it would be great. Oh and also when you answer the questions could you do it like....

1.(the answer)

2.(the answer)

...... and so on, and so forth.

Thanks So Much

Madison!!(:

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I know that possessives and the apostrophes which are used with them are among the most confusing aspects of grammar. More students--including many straight-A students--have problems with possessives than any other grammatical function. A quick rule: The apostrophe always goes after a plural possessive that ends with "s"; the apostrophe goes before the "s" on singular possessives. Irregular plural possessives that do not end in "s", such as the word "people," follows the singular rule with the apostrophe followed by the "s."

1. Many songwriter's incomes come from royalties.
1. Answer: songwriters'
Because there are "many songwriters," the word "songwriters" is plural, so the apostrophe goes after the "s".

2. People's opinions about music can vary.
2. Answer: People's
"People" is an irregular plural form, so you add " 's".

3. Some jazz singers voice's are deep.
3. Answer: voices'
Because there is more than one singer, "voices" is plural, so the apostrophe goes after the "s".

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