What is the plural, singular possessive, and plural possessive of the word "wife"? What about the word "attorney"?
the consonant 'k' is changed to 'v' in the plural, when 's' is added.
other examples of this are knife
#rarr#knives and life #rarr#lives.
singular possessive: wife's
an apostrophe and the letter s are used to indicate possession.
these are added after the basic singular form 'wife'.
plural possessive: wives'
the apostrophe is added after the basic plural form 'wives'.
since the word 'wives' already ends in 's', there does not need to be another 's' after the apostrophe.
an 's' is added after the basic form of the word, to show plural number.
singular possessive: attorney's
an apostrophe and the letter 's' are added after the basic form of the singular.
this shows possession of a singular noun.
plural possessive: attorneys'
an apostrophe and the letter 's' are added after the basic form of the plural.
this shows possession of a plural noun.