Question by  Ranger1398 (33)

What is the plural form of people's?

When something belongs to many people--is it peoples' or people's?


Answer by  Anonymous

If you want to say something belongs to more than one person then you say people's; if you want to say something belongs to more than one group of people, such as "the people of more than one location" or to multiple races, ect. , then it would be peoples'.


Answer by  cupcake (360)

When something belongs to more than one person you would write "peoples'". The plural form of person is people, and when people own something it looks like this: "peoples' court". This goes with other forms of plural ownership as well. Before the "s" for single ownership, and after the "s" for plural ownership.


Answer by  Cassandra (26)

People is the plural form for person. Person being one human being. When many people own something, the correct phrase to use would be "the object is owned by many people" or "many people own the object. " You would not use the words peoples' or people's since these words would be incorrect.


Answer by  kiwee87 (141)

People is already plural, so if something belongs to the group, it would be people's. For example: The people's books were scattered everywhere.


Answer by  Anonymous

am just not sure where to use peoples and peoples' or people's! its just so confusing.

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