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Insert apostrophes as appropriate in the follwoing sentences, or none if none is need.

1. Its too bad that the hospitals policy prohibits patients access to their own medical records.

2. Two sonograms were compatible with a fetus of 30 weeks gestation.

3 .On x-ray examination. the femur showed a fracture in its most distal portion of approximately two weeks duration.

4. Dr. Howards consultation was recieved two days before the pantients surgery was scheduled.

5. Although its clear that the genus has been identified, the species has not.
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Is it possible that someone explain "patients'"? I never saw that before. Plural for "patient's"?
'Visitor Parking Bays' (in plural)

in abbreviation, should it be:

VPBs

or

VPB's

??
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for labeling toilets for girls or boys in a school..... how should it be put??

Girls' Toilet?? Girls Toilet? where is the apostrophe put? and how should it be decided...
or for that matter a Director's cabin??

so according to the earlier posts it goes as singular goes as " 's " and pural goes as " s' " m i right?
MarilynInsert apostrophes as appropriate in the follwoing sentences, or none if none is need.

1. It's too bad that the hospital's policy prohibits patient's access to their own medical records.

2. Two sonograms were compatible with a fetus of 30 weeks gestation.

3 .On x-ray examination. the femur showed a fracture in its most distal portion of approximately two weeks duration.

4. Dr. Howard's consultation was recieved two days before the pantient's surgery was scheduled.

5. Although it's clear that the genus has been identified, the species has not.
I would say more efficiently and with more adult structure:

1: It's too bad that the hospital policy prohibits patient access to their own medical records.

2: This sentence is written poorly: you are trying to say, "The sonograms were compatible with each other, both concluding evidence of a fetus 30 weeks gestated." Sonograms were NOT compatible with a fetus, they were compatible with each other.

The rest of these sentences are structured so poorly even worse than #2 if that apostrophe s possible as so not to wast my time attempting their correction. Good luck.

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MarilynInsert apostrophes as appropriate in the follwoing sentences, or none if none is need.

1. I'ts too bad that the hospitals policy prohibits patients access to their own medical records.

2. Two sonograms were compatible with a fetus of 30 weeks gestation.

3 .On x-ray examination. the femur showed a fracture in its most distal portion of approximately two weeks duration.

4. Dr. Howard's consultation was recieved two days before the pantients surgery was scheduled.

5. Although it's clear that the genus has been identified, the species has not.
Thank you.

Which is right?

Two sonograms were compatiblewith a fetus of 30 weeks' gestation.

Two sonograms were compatible with a fetus of 30 week gestation.

What determines which one is right?

Thank you.
BelieverTwo sonograms were compatiblewith a fetus of 30 weeks' gestation.

Two sonograms were compatible with a fetus of 30 week gestation.

What determines which one is right?

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Oh, the apostrophe, you should use it because the number is a measurement of time, which takes the genitive AND most grammarians go for this.
Tradition dictates you use an apostrophe and this option is the more predominant among the grammarians. As I've said before, it's better to go with what is still considered correct by the majority.

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1. It's too bad that the hospital's policy prohibits patients access to their own medical records.

2. Two sonograms were compatible with a fetus of 30 weeks' gestation.

3. On x-ray examination, the femur showed a fracture at its most distal portion of approximately two weeks' duration.

4. Dr. Howards' consultation was received two days before the patient's surgery was scheduled.

5. Although it's clear that the genus has been identified, the species has not.
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