Possessive Nouns

What is the possessive form of maid of honor is it maid's of honor or maid of honor's I i know the plural form is maids of honor but what is the correct possessive?

Answer

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09/15/2011

In colloquial English, we would say maid of honor's for the possessive singular, maids of honor's for the plural. This is because the phrases "maid of honor" and "maids of honor" are understood as single words. In the same way we would also say the Queen of England's hat.

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this is like the question for the plural possessive [sic] of "business," which is businesses'.

I would imagine the only case where you would want to express the plural possessive [sic] of "maid of honor" is if you were talking about the bachelorette [sic] party--the night before. "Maids's of honor." But would "Maids's" be in italics or quotes? And what would that connote? Who knows? If it Weren't for "Sammy" Johnson, perhaps spelling/grammer/usage--(as it relates to math) would not be that confounding for students of English. So is the plural possessive [sic] of business: businesses' or {in the instance where either/or can "only" mean one "or" the other} business's. oh. by the way I'm a geek in love with words.