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Posted by on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:10pm.

I wouldn't have thought this was a big deal but this paper is worth over half my semester grade so: In the essay there are 2 words im unsure of. They are "Society's problems." The problem I have is how to write "society's"...Do I write it as "Society's" or "Societies". I would have thought the first but then sombody told me the second one so now I don't know. Thank you very much in advance for any help!

  • English - , Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:16pm

    The problems belong to society, right? That means that you're using the singular possessive noun. Since it's possessive, it needs an apostrophe.

    Therefore: society's problems.

    In contrast, to use societies, you'd need a sentence something like this:

    Many societies throughout history have struggled with the same problems we still have today.

  • English - , Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:20pm

    Thank you vey much! =D

  • English - , Monday, February 23, 2009 at 8:23pm

    You're very welcome. I'm glad you asked.

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