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Rule "Possessive apostrophe error"

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Description: Possessive apostrophe error
Message: An apostrophe may be missing.
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/possessive-apostrophe/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This is a transcript of the presidents speech.
    Correction suggestion: presidents', president's
  • Some users were confused about the add-ons functionality.
    Correction suggestion: add-ons', add-on's
  • In the old days friendship, we had some fun, but it's all gone now.
    Correction suggestion: days', day's
  • The caddie then gets the players yardage (either with a laser, course kn...
    Correction suggestion: players', player's
  • Equilon will be looking to expand the products storage, blending and transshipping bus..
    Correction suggestion: products', product's
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • This is a transcript of the president's speech.
  • Publishers today are at loss...
  • The Romans may have marked the centre of Londinium.
  • Owen was seven years younger.
  • Universities A and B are old universities...
  • All Souls College, Oxford
  • Last night an explosion took place at a fireworks factory.
  • Everybody in the world desires peace.
  • They'll do that when their turns comes.
  • Because it gives new readers context.
  • He kissed his kids goodbye.
  • Physical travel was not the only way in which Catherine made her views known.
  • ...surrounds an attempt to buy a sword from an antiques dealer, with another twist ending.
  • It also occurs in the minerals beryl, cryolite, garnet, spinel and turquoise.
  • ... of the AmX type are known for the elements phosphorus, arsenic, antimony and bismuth.
  • ... hype as compared to actual accomplishments as a singles player—ranked Kournikova...
  • DoCoMo is the world's leading wireless services provider.
  • By toggling the switch next to the glasses icon, you will get more advanced suggestions to perfect your writing.
  • Please find my replies inline.
  • Dreidel gelt (dreidel money): The Eastern European game of dreidel (including the letters nun, gimmel, hey, shin) is like the German equivalent of the totum game: N = Nichts = nothing; G = Ganz = all; H = Halb = half; and S = Stell ein = put in.
  • In most other contexts, the industry uses the multipliers kilo, mega, giga, etc., in a manner consistent with their meaning in the International System of Units (SI), namely as powers of 1000.
  • Chaim's email address is chaim.braun@altosmgmt.com and he can be reached at the main Altos number 650.949.3541.
  • The armed forces number 38,000-40,000 personnel in groun...
  • These include the cranial nerves number 2 (CN II), number 3 (CN III), nu...
  • The nouns number sixteen hundred.
  • Essentially, Ed was saying that he didn't want the pipelines to hold the generators hostage on rates for NURF if the pipelines were the only ones who could offer NURF.
  • If the indicators are revised upward, as most expect, that would grant some customers relief from the rate hike but could necessitate future ones to generate enough revenue for power purchases.
  • Military officials must sometimes grant the passengers clearance to come ashore.
  • Among the hotly debated topics that may appear in a compromise bill were wholesale price caps, the possibility of granting federal regulators authority to site new power generation and transmission, mandatory demand side mitigation, and the removal of retail price caps for ratepayers.
  • To combat the inequalities people of color face...
  • The different experiences people of diff...
  • The following is a graph depicting the effects ocean acidification has had on marine wildlife.
  • I come to the spares partlet's say ...
  • The following is a graph depicting the effects ocean acidification has had on marine wildlife.
  • It's meant to highlight the ways identity gets confused with...
  • ...since in both cases money taken with...
  • The letters page was answered by 'Beavis and Butt-Head' or one of their supporting characters.
  • McKenzie and Perlin received credit for the idea on the letters page at Stern's insistence.
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ID: POSSESSIVE_APOSTROPHE [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)