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Hello,

I'm having some problems with this apostrophe thing. What is the difference between putting the apostrophe before the 's' or after the 's'..

ex. The federal governments prediction's of a budget surplus prompted the ten provincial governments accountants to work overtime looking for ways to spend their share.

This is what I think is the answer.. Please help if it is wrong..

The federal governments' predictions of a budget surplus prompted the ten provincial governments' accountant to work overtime looking for ways to spend their share.

Please if anyone can clarify that would b great..

Thanks
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The apostrophe goes after the s if the word is plural or otherwise ends in s.

The federal government's predictions of a budget surplus prompted the ten provincial governments' accountant(s) to work overtime looking for ways to spend their share.

Federal government is singular. Ten provincial governments is plural. Accountants is probably plural, unless those ten governments share one accountant.
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