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Grammar Doubts
by Shruti Singh - Monday, 8 October 2012, 10:23 PM
  Hi TG,

Could someone please clear my doubt on below:

Doubt 1

1) Tom Adams's car is black. / 2) Tom Adams' car is black.

Which is correct? Please explain and give reasons. As per me 2 is correct but i have read when we want to show possession in a plural noun, then we use < -s' > !!

Doubt 2

I am not clear on uncountable nouns:

Can someone paste a link where I could get exhaustive detail on this.


Re: Grammar Doubts
by Ravi Kumar - Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 10:40 PM
  Doubt 1

1) Tom Adams's car is black. / 2) Tom Adams' car is black.

1st is correct. AS his name is tom adams.
for example , a simple example
it is his car .
in short we write "it's his car"

if sentence is like "lisa magnus car is black"
then we can write lisa magnus' car is black.

So in simple words if last letter before the 's is also s then we use ____s'
otherwise we use ___'s.
hope u understand.
plz sm1 confirm. it created doubt in my mind too :P

Re: Grammar Doubts
by akdc gupta - Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 11:30 AM 


Tom Adams' car is black is correct

Re: Grammar Doubts
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Thursday, 7 November 2013, 11:52 AM
the correct option is 2.
since 2 S have to come, one before an apostrophe and one after that, we put a single S and an apostrophe after that.