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Possessives

Possessives are forms that we use to talk about possessions and relationships between things and people. They take different forms depending on how they are used.

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Would you mind telling me which one is correct - Teachers Day or Teachers' Day?

Hello prapsahu,

I have seen both of these used but I would say that the second one is grammatically correct. With a plural noun (teachers) we place the apostrophe after the s to make the possessive form.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
Which is correct and what is the difference in meaning?
Teacher's room or teachers' room.

...when we were in our mother's wombs. or ....when we were in our mothers' wombs. ..or when we were in our mothers' womb.

Best regards,
Abdullah

Hello Abdullah,

All of those forms could be correct depending on what you mean, but in general, the plural forms ('teachers' room' and 'mothers' wombs') are probably the ones you're looking for, assuming that there's more than one teacher. 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Kindly guide me how can i use twice properly ???

Hello Barbar Munir Khar,

We can't really provide long lists of rules and examples in the comments sections. Perhaps you have a particular sentence you are unsure of - we'll be happy to comment on it if so.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, which one is correct: Turn on the system`s power supply or Turn on the system power supply?
Thank you

Hello Viktorija,

The first sounds better to me, but the second is perfectly clear.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,

Which sentence would be considered to be correct? 'What are we going to do with THAT freedom we have?' Or 'What are we going to do with THE freedom we have?'

Many thanks

Hell bsamba,

Unless you're speaking about a specific freedom (e.g. the freedom of speech, freedom of religion), then 'the' would probably be better. Our this, that, these and those page may be of interest to you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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