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Rule "Possessive form instead of plural"

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Description: Possessive form instead of plural
Message: <pleasespellme/>Consider using the plural form here.
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • 7 reason's why
    Correction suggestion: reasons
  • Anyone have any idea’s who?
    Correction suggestion: ideas
  • At this date, we will need to be publishing ETA's and PA's which reference EnronOnline.
    Correction suggestion: PA, PAs, Pas
  • OATI has specific customer's whose security policies and procedures require...
    Correction suggestion: customers
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Here's how the scheme works.
  • Do you stay at Tom's when you're in Boston?
  • Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife
  • If Professor Spengler has in mind a risk theory of profit such as Adam Smith’s where part of the undertaker’s profits were for risk bearing and the other for interest return on capital, then he is certainly correct.
  • I was at the doctor's when you called today.
  • I believe that the form of this agreement is consistent with the IFS's which we have engaged ComEd to complete on the Lincoln Energy Center and the Plano(Yorkville) project.
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's How Things Fly website.
  • Lot's of questions but to start, let's get your list of " Co's who are seeking collateral from us today" and fill in some of these blanks.
  • Pen Computing's Why did Apple kill the Newton?
  • The rhythm's what's important.
  • I'd like to know Tom's whereabouts.
  • Mr. Lay's lawyers said they did not know their client's whereabouts and could not accept any subpoenas on his behalf.
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