How does one write the possessive of dependencies? So, in this example sentence fragment, each dependency owns a 'scheduled date'.

Would it be...

...before all dependencies scheduled date...
...before all dependency's scheduled date...
...before all dependencys' scheduled date...
  • If each dependency has a date, then it should be dates, plural. In any case, reword from scratch. What you have right now is no good, every which way you spell it. – RegDwigнt Oct 4 '18 at 17:39
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    The answer is below! – John Livermore Oct 6 '18 at 11:26

When the word already ends in an 's', you add just one apostrophe. This is both for singular words ending in 's', as well as plurals.


The dependencies' scheduled dates...

Note how, since each dependency each has its own date, 'date' should also be plural.

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