Should I write "You are not authorised to change other users passwords" or "You are not authorised to change other user's password"? Which is correct?

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  • It's actually other users' passwords (possessive plural). See a related question and others linked from there and in the "apostrophe" tag. – Andrew Leach Oct 6 '14 at 11:54

Other users is plural. In this sentence, it needs to be possessive. The correct form would be

You are not authorised to change other users' passwords.

If it were singular, it would be another user's password

  • @FumbleFingers Good point. See edit. – bib Oct 6 '14 at 12:33
  • @bib Congratulations: your answer was post 200000 on this site! – chiastic-security Oct 9 '14 at 15:06
  • @chiastic-security Gee, I thought I had personally made 200,000 posts on this site. – bib Oct 9 '14 at 15:09

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