Cats or Cats’ or Cat’s? Correct Possessive (Helpful Examples)

“Cats” is the plural form of the singular noun ‘cat’. In order to make plural of a singular noun we usually add ‘s’ or ‘es’ after the words.

“Cats’” is the possessive form of the plural noun ‘cats’.  In English grammar, possessives are used to indicate relations and possessions between people and things. In order to make possessive form of a plural word, we generally add an apostrophe (‘) at the end of that word; the possessive form of the plural noun “cats” will be cats’.

“Cat’s” is the possessive form of the singular noun ‘cat’. In English grammar, possessives are used to indicate relations and possessions between people and things. In order to make possessive form of a singular word, we generally add an apostrophe + s (‘s) with that word; the possessive form of the word “cat” will be cat’s.

Should I use Cats or Cats’ or Cat’s?

Cats should be used if you are talking about more than one cat, not about possessions or relations. For example: I saw two cats. Cats’ should be used if you are talking about more than one cat and their possessions or relations. For example: Cats’ food is very selective. On the other hand, if you are talking about only one cat and its possessions or relations then you must use cat’s. For example: my cat’s choices are quite different.

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5 examples of how to use Cats in a sentence

  1. There are many cats in the garden, I am quite confused to recognize my cat and they all have white color that’s why it’s really challenging.
  2. Cats are always easy to manage and they require a little space around our house; I need a Persian cat as my pet.
  3. Cats are cute as compared to big dogs but I can’t compromise when it comes to Siberian Huskies; I already have a husky at my farm house.
  4. I want some data related to big cats and I am going to find some similarities between wild cats and Russian cats.
  5. Two cats were fighting and suddenly a dog also entered into that fight; I was literally amazed to see that fight among those wild animals.

 5 examples of how to use Cats’ in a sentence

  1. Cats’ market has been closed after the broke out of corona virus because it was assumed to be spread from wild animals and reptiles.
  2. Cats’ lovers are there all over the world but I think my mother is one of the biggest lovers of cats throughout the world and she has two cats already at our home.
  3. I don’t need cats’ data, I am searching for data related to lions, leopards and tigers; I have my final year research related to some big cats.
  4. I am not responsible for that cats’ escape from the cages, I was not there when all that happened; I was on leave that day and you can confirm it from the attendance list.
  5. She is here in our country on a research related to cats’ breeds and she will arrange a seminar at our university on the topic of her research.

5 examples of how to use Cat’s in a sentence

  1. My cat’s tail has been injured in a fight with other cat and I am confused that whether it will be healed or not!
  2. Her cat’s name is Jerry and I am also thinking about a name for mine because it’s always awesome to call your cat with a name.
  3. My cat’s eye has been infected due to dust and it is unable to see clearly that’s why I need a veterinarian to treat my cat.
  4. Cat’s food has been ordered already and now I am searching for some medicines in order to heal the injury of my cat promptly.
  5. She is sad due to her cat’s death and she has ordered a new one but she is unable to forget the memories of her previous cat.

Quiz: Have you mastered Cats or Cats’ or Cat’s?

Correct answers can be seen under the next heading

  1. Two (A. cats /B. cats’/C. cat’s) were fighting all the night and due to their noises I haven’t sleep completely; now I want to sleep.
  2. (A. cats /B. cats’/C. cat’s) running competition will be started from next week; I am training my cat and I am hopeful that my ct will win the race.
  3. (A. cats /B. cats’/C. cat’s) vaccine has been ordered and you must order some new chains for our dog.
  4. She has many memories attached with that (A. cats /B. cats’/C. cat’s) bell collar and I think that she will never sell it.
  5. (A. cats /B. cats’/C. cat’s) were once considered as bad omen but now I think that concept has been over.

Answers to the quiz on Cats or Cats’ or Cat’s

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. C
  5. A

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