# What is the plural, singular possessive, and plural possessive of the word "wife"? What about the word "attorney"?

Mar 9, 2018

see below

#### Explanation:

1) wife

plural: wives

• the consonant 'k' is changed to 'v' in the plural, when 's' is added.

• other examples of this are knife$\rightarrow$knives and life$\rightarrow$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.

2) attorney

plural: attorneys

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.