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How can I use apostrophe for plural nouns (especially when using US English)

  1. Shareholder's Equity
  2. Shareholders' Equity

Which one is correct ? 1 or 2 ?

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If the word is indeed plural then the apostrophe comes after the 's', ie. option (2) is correct.

If you were talking abut a single shareholder then you would use option (1).

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