In the sentence - These waves won't break this high again all day! - does waves need an apostrophes?

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No. It is the plural of wave, but is not possessive. As a result, an apostrophe is inappropriate and would be wrong.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No. It doesn't. An apostrophe is used for 2 reasons.

    1. To show posession - that it belongs to someone. So it could be God's waves, because a person can't own waves. 

    2. When a letter is missing. The word "don't" = do not, 

    and in place of the "o" in not, there is an apostrophe. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, it's a simple plural.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, there is no possession and no contraction (unlike with won't which is a contraction).  I don't know that THESE waves will ever exist again though, so I would say THE waves, not THESE waves.  The waves here, perhaps, if you want to specify which waves.  These waves, though, are gone as soon as they break.  Other waves will arrive later.

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  • D50
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    People often seem to think that a common noun ending in a vowel gets an apostrophe along with the s to make its plural. No! A bunch of killer whales is not a "pod of orca's". 

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, no, no! 'Waves' is a word in the plural, so it simply needs 's' adding to 'wave'.

    Note: an apostrophe - singular.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    A well-written sentence, the subject "These waves " implies that it's in plural number, no need of an apostrophe.

    But an apostrophe can be used.....These waves' strength was ferocious.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No. There is no possession or omission/contraction (the functions of an apostrophe). You are good to go with it as it stands.

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No.  an apostrophe indicates possession or a contraction.  waves is simply plural here.

  • cmac'm
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Needs no apostrophe

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