Childrens' or children's??? English grammar help!

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  1. imacowgirl2

    imacowgirl2 Senior Member+

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    I'm writing an essay talking about the activities of children....is it supposed to be "children's activities" or "childrens' activities" :confused: :confused: Which one is grammatically correct?

    I should know this, but its escaping me at this moment, not to mention driving me nuts that I can't figure it out! :no:
     






  2. chocchipcookie

    chocchipcookie Senior Member+

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    Because children is plural then it should be childrens' - I think.
     
  3. Chester

    Chester Senior Member+

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    As the activities belong to the children it should be Children's.
     
  4. minilove

    minilove Senior Member+

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    Child is singular. Children is plural. You want Children's
     
  5. chocchipcookie

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  6. believer

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    children's, I would say
     
  7. Stormyheart6160

    Stormyheart6160 Senior Member+

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    It would be "childrens' activities".

    when the apostrophy is between the "n" and the "s", it would be meant to read "children IS activities".
     
  8. 3WishesDun

    3WishesDun Senior Member+

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    It is children's. (it is a possessive plural not ending in an S)
     
  9. Jess!

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    What some have already said - Children's.

    It's a possessive apostrophe, not a contraction [like the "it's" is in the beginning of this sentence].
     
  10. Showrider

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    Children's.

    :D
     






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