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One of the guys is one guy among a group of the guys. Adding an apostrophe forms the possessive plural guys': One of the guys' swords The word guys' is possessive plural, and the meaning of the sentence is ambiguous, depending on whether one modifies swords or guys: One sword from a group of swords belonging to the guys. Or The swords ...
There is no rule for this pathological example. Aside from rewording, the best solution I can think is to italicize or otherwise use a different font from the body text for it and then use an apostrophe + s in the normal font. It's first letter is i.
I'd use for multiple reviewers, and respecting their individuality: The opinion of each reviewer was very useful to me. [more personal, but longish] Each reviewer's opinion was very useful to me. [personal, too] Each reviewer opinion was very useful to me. [a bit more impersonal] Now, in a more collective manner: All of the reviewers' opinions were very ...
I would use "[according to] reviewer opinions" where "reviewer" is adjectivised. Or stick to the former option: "the opinion of the reviewer(s)".
Yes, it is correct to have such a possessive structure as a subject: The Other Side of the Couch: The Healing Bond in Psychiatry Gail Albert - 2011 Meanwhile she's already called back twice. Her not leaving a last name suggests that she believes I know her when I don't. And the number of calls suggests that she feels I'm a very important—and ...
This is a largely debated topic in the grammar world. I do need to admit, I have a definite bias toward using s's, but I'm slowly losing the battle with the world. Here are the arguments: s's: technically correct grammar; is clear on the singularity of the noun s': now accepted grammar; less clutter; theoretically easier for the reader Excerpt from The ...
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Apostrophe-S is used to form the possessive for nouns only. All possessive pronouns are not apostrophized: his hers its mine yours theirs ours
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