I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post -- I've been locked out of my blog :-( and have just now gotten back in
A question from a follower (thank you, dear!):
"Whenever I type 'children's' with an apostrophe to show possession, my spell check underlines it. When I click it to get the right spelling they only give the word children or other child-words. So when there is a plural word like children and you wish to show possession like The Children's Library, are we right to add the apostrophe s or not? I'm thinking of men's club or women's society."
You are exactly right. When s is used with any word that changes its form when plural (children, women, mice, feet) it changes to the possessive form and must be used with an apostrophe: children's, women's, and so on -- even though your spell checker may not like it!
In the Garden, August 1...
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