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Does zoos require an apostrophe?

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Cony Macias
4 days ago
No, the word "zoo" is a noun. The form "zoo's" is the possessive form of the noun "zoo'. The apostrophe s ('s) at the end of the noun shows that a word in the sentence belongs to that noun (the zoo's gate or the zoo's keeper). A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. Example: The zoo's parking lot is very convenient. It is directly across from the main gate. (the pronoun "it" takes the place of the noun "parking lot" in the second sentence)
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Wiki User
February 28, 2016 3:01PM

The word zoos is a common plural noun. It requires no apostrophe.All zoos have cages and exhibits.


If the word zoos has a possession or belonging, it needs an apostrophe.

The zoos' cages and exhibits were cleaned several times a day.

The zoos' cages and exhibits were kept locked.