Hello Fiverr Friends!
I’ve done a lot of “Rewrite My Gig” orders at this point and, while I don’t want to talk myself out of a job here, I wanted to offer some helpful pointers. I notice common mistakes among sellers that don’t live in the US, and I know English is an odd, confusing language, so I want to help!
When you pluralize a word (meaning, when there is more than 1 of something), you put an s on the end.
Example: One shoe, two shoes. One car, two cars. Notice that there is NOT an apostrophe here. If you are just talking about “more than one item,” you should use an s all by itself.
When you are talking about an object belonging to another object, then you would use an apostrophe.
Example: Robert’s shoelaces. The car’s headlights. The 's at the end indicates that item A (the shoelaces / the headlights) belongs to or is a part of item B (Robert / the car).
This is the tricky one! When you have an item that belongs to a GROUP of something, and that GROUP ends with an s, you just move the apostrophe to the outside: s’ .
Example: The childrens’ jackets. The teachers’ union. This indicates that the jackets belong to the group of children, and that the union belongs to all of the teachers.
Hope this helps!