Hyphenating compound possessive nouns

Singular possessive

Maintain the hyphens as they are and add apostrophe plus s to the last element of the hyphenated compound.

We received the secretary-treasurer's report.
His son-in-law's decision was to place a DNR.

Plural possessive

To form the plural possessive of a hyphenated compound noun, maintain the hyphens. Form the plural and otherwise follow the rules for Plurals and Possessives.


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