I’m only going to say this once:
- An apostrophe s (‘s) is possessive.
- An s or es is plural.
- An s or es apostrophe (s’ or es’) is plural possessive.
Some mothers like to celebrate Mother‘s Day.
Some mother‘s like to celebrate Mother’s Day.
It would also be acceptable to call Mother‘s Day, Mothers’ Day, if you are referring to the fact that the day honors more than one mother.
For all the mamas
For all the mama‘s
Almost every blogger I read makes this mistake, sometimes often.* It drives me flipping insane!
While we’re on the topic, when I used to read Twilight fanfic, I would decide what to look into by determining if the writer understood the difference between Cullens, Cullen’s, and Cullens’.
- The Cullens are not a typical family. (plural)
- Alice Cullen’s ability to see the future helps her family financially. (possessive)
- Most werewolves would not want to go to the Cullens’ house. (plural possessive)