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From Rick:

Okay, I struggled with a title of this post. I thought of “Possessives for Dummies,” but didn’t want to risk a lawsuit from the Dummies folks who have that trademarked. Likewise, “Possessives for Idiots” was a candidate, but I’m fairly sure that set of titles is likewise trademarked. I know, it’s only a blog post, but in this litigious world, even us little guys are targets.

Then I considered “Possessives for Pinbrains,” but I didn’t want to insult any of our readers. In the end, I went with something neutral and more politically correct instead of saying, “IT’S MINE (possessive pronoun) AND I’LL DO WHATEVER THE F- I PLEASE!”

Calm thyself, Rick…

The purpose of this post is to help writers avoid confusing plurals and possessives and to teach when to use and when not to use apostrophes with these.

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