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To no ones surprise, Joe didn't have his homework ready.

A. no ones surprise
B. noones surprise
C. no-ones surprise
D. no ones' surprise
E. no one's surprise

I put A but it was wrong and I don't know why?

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  1. E. no one's surprise is the correct one

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    2. 👎
  2. Min is correct. The surprise belongs to no one, so no one is possessive and must have an apostrophe before the s.

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