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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
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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.

Example:

The dependencies' scheduled dates...

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

Source and further reading:

https://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-grammar/forming-possessive/

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