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Rule "Incorrect possessive form after a number"

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Description: Incorrect possessive form after a number
Message: Incorrect singular possessive form after the number (\1). Did you mean \2s or \2s'?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • At the time, Guider was working just two day's drive from Narooma, in a Canberra suburb.
    Correction suggestion: days, days'
  • I was surprised to find five Suzuki's in my class.
    Correction suggestion: Suzukis, Suzukis'
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • 1933 World's Fair
  • He is puzzled as to why three women's names were there.
  • A total of 387 schools, 7 teacher's houses, and several vocational buildings had been built.
  • I have 5 CD's.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: INCORRECT_POSSESSIVE_FORM_AFTER_A_NUMBER [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)