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Rule "wrong genitive (e.g., 'employees's' instead of 'employee's')"

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Description: wrong genitive (e.g., 'employees's' instead of 'employee's')
Message: Did you mean \1's or \1'?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/possessive-apostrophe/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This was the employees's decision.
    Correction suggestion: employee's, employees'
  • Within national marine sanctuaries's protected waters, giant humpback whales breed.
    Correction suggestion: sanctuary's, sanctuaries'
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The actress's role was pretty small.
  • Mr. Lewis's dog bit me yesterday.
  • People's Republic of China
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: WRONG_GENITIVE_APOSTROPHE [1]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-28 20:33:03 +0000)