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I'm confused, and I need help if I'm going to get my grammar right in the assignment I've got to hand in later.

Seems stupid to me that I've gotten to degree stage and I'm still having trouble rapping my mind around basic grammar.

What I want to know if minds needs to be mind's, because it is plural.

The sentence is : - ...their addled minds.

Therefore I know that it's plural because there is more than one mind, but does that mean the apostrophe goes before or after the S?

And what about... "shrouds them" I mean it's pretty obvious that that is also plural because I've used 'them' instead of him... etc.

Can anyone answer this for me?
I've read loads on apostrophes and I'm still no closer to understand how exactly to use them. I have however been told that it's a common problem.
I'm very frustrated.

Please help,
Ella
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You don't use apostrophes at all to indicate a plural. That's a nice simple rule for you.

So your examples should read

'...their addled minds'. and 'shrouds them'.
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Hi,

A small additional comment. You don't rap your mind around something, you wrap it around.

Think of wrapping a package.

Best wishes, Clive
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apostrophes are for possesives.
the dog's fur
the mind's eye
the family's house

the apostrophe goes after the s if the noun is plural and possesive
the boys' new car
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CliveHi,

A small additional comment. You don't rap your mind around something, you wrap it around.

Think of wrapping a package.

Best wishes, Clive
Clearly a case of "generation gap" here, Clive: rap music and all. Emotion: smile