I borrowed Richard’s bicycle because... or I borrowed Richards’ bicycle because...? ?

English apostrophe questions on evergreen book. 

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    If Richard is a first name, then it is Richard's bicycle.

    If Richards in a last name, then it is Richards' bicycle.

  • David
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    If it belongs to Richard then it's Richard's bicycle.

  • RR
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Richard is singular, so Richard's is correct.

    The apostrophe comes after the "s" if the word is plural

    eg. If there was transport for patients to hospital:

    For one patient:

    Patient's transport.

    For two or more patients:

    Patients' transport.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Oh for fcuk's sake, kid, this is bone easy. Richard's. jeebus.

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  • 10 months ago

    If there's only one Richard and he has a bicycle, then it's Richard's bicycle.

    But suppose there were several Richards.  Three Richards who all lived together and shared a bicycle.  Then it would be Richards' bicycle. 

    In a plural, the apostrophe comes after the 's'.  This is the Americans' country.  Honda Oddyseys' transmissions always go out. 

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