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How would you refer to the levers for a group of latches?

Would that be:

  1. "the latches's levers"
  2. "the latches levers"
  3. "the latches' levers"

Thank you!

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    Or just latches'. – deadrat Feb 29 '16 at 4:19
  • @deadrat Thanks for your comment. I updated the question to make it clearer. – Just Me Feb 29 '16 at 4:22
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    Is there any reason why you would not simply apply the standard rule for possessive plural? – Hot Licks Feb 29 '16 at 4:31
  • englishgrammar.org/formation-possessive-case - I would prefer: the levers of the latches. With things the of-genitive is preferred. – rogermue Feb 29 '16 at 8:39
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"The Latches' levers"

"Latches's" is not a word, unless there is a singular "latches" that I don't know about, and "latches" is not posessive at all. Just remember that if it is plural, the apostrophe goes after the "s." (E.g. "ladies'" or "cameras'")

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