posted by Anonymous .
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!
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.
Thank you vey much! =D
You're very welcome. I'm glad you asked.