stumped
stumped asks:
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How  many animals are being described in this sentence?  The deer's antlers are injured. For example, to speak of 30 deer wouldn't it be deers'?

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greenprof2
greenprof2 writes:
In the first example, you are referring to one deer. "Deers'" would refer to more than one of them.
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piggywiggy
piggywiggy writes:
no deer is singular and pluarl
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stumped
stumped writes:
2 different answers already.  I swear I learned as a kid by moving the apostrophe to after the s made it plural possessive.  But an English teacher recently told me no...first you make the noun plural and add apostrophe s.  So in some sentences there is really no way to tell if the noun is sing or plural.  Example  The sheep's feet are injured.  So is it one sheep or many sheep that have injured feet?  See what I mean.
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clsunshine
clsunshine writes:
I'm too tired to think anymore tonight. So, my suggestion is take it to Grammar Girl (link below).

Well, this site didn't like the link https://www.facebook.com/#!/GrammarGirl
so cut and paste it to your http bar.
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