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Is it company's or companies? watch

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    This confuses me!
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    -ies means multiple.
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    "Company's" is a singular possessive (the thing belongs to the company). "Companies" is the plural of "company", and "companies'" is the plural possessive.
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    No I think its companyies :creep:
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    It depends on the context.

    "John is looking to sue several companies."

    "The company's policy for theft is immediate dismissal."
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    (Original post by s.m30)
    This confuses me!
    Ignore post 4 above, of course. Some examples of correct usage:

    A company can be a commercial entity or a military unit. [singular]

    The companies held a trade war. [plural]

    The company's employees went on strike. [singular possessive]

    The six companies' soldiers together formed a battalion. [plural possessive]
 
 
 
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