So, apostrophes can be pretty tough sometimes. Because we use them in contractions and as possessors and as measuring devices...
It seems pretty simple as a contraction: It is = it's
but then what if there's a bicycle that has wheels...you don't use an apostrophe to indicate possessiveness. It's wheels were blue = it is wheels were blue.
Its wheels were blue.
Sometimes that looks weird so I take on the challenge of re-wording.
The bicycle had blue wheels.
The blue wheels on the bicycle were cool.
But what about other possessed phrases?
My name (Demings) for example ends with an S.
So, if someone talks about my awesome writing skillz then do they say Demings' writing skillz are AWESOME! ?
Well...no. That's wrong.
Because I'm just one person with awesome writing skillz and if you wanted to refer to other members of my family as well as myself-- you probably wouldn't use that anyway because I don't know another Demings that even writes... and I get a little confused with how to pluralize s-ending possessors, to be honest.
The correct thing to say is actually Demings's which gives it more of a z sound which can be cool sometimes.
But let's get back to the plural possessors.
Here's a clever little example: