Johns or Johns’ or John’s: Correct Possessive Form (Helpful Examples)

“Johns” could be either plural form of the singular noun ‘John’ or it can be singular proper name ‘Johns’ ending in ‘s’. In order to make plural of a singular noun we usually add‘s’ or ‘es’ after the words.

“Johns’” is the possessive form of the singular proper name ‘Johns’.  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 singular proper name “Johns” will be Johns’.

“John’s” is the possessive form of the singular noun ‘John’. 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 “John” will be John’s.

Should I use Johns or Johns’ or John’s?

Johns could be used in two cases; either it can be plural of ‘John’ or it can be a singular proper name ending in‘s’ like ‘Johns’. Johns’ is the singular possessive form of singular proper name ‘Johns’ ending in‘s’.  On the other hand, if you are talking about only one John and his possessions or relations then you must use John’s; it’s the singular possessive form of John. For example: John’s shop is full of sweets.

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5 examples of how to use Johns in a sentence

  1. The Johns are coming to the show and I am excited to see them together; it’s going to be a memorable event!
  2. Johns is with me and I will call you when we accomplish our mission; you must pray for our success.
  3. The Johns were my friends and I have spent almost five years with them; I am planning to visit them on my next visit.
  4. I am planning to go on a journey with my friend Johns and I am quite sure that our journey will be successful and we will enjoy a lot!
  5. One of the Johns has been injured in the war but I am not sure either he is the junior John or the senior one!

5 examples of how to use Johns’ in a sentence

  1. Johns’ salary will be received in the first week of April and after that I will visit you; we must buy some new things and sweets.
  2. Johns’ uniform is in the next shelf but might be I have mixed them with my ones; you must search for it one by one.
  3. Next month there will be Johns’ birthday and after that we will continue our studies but before resuming our studies, we must wash our house.
  4. Johns’ left arm has been injured in the polo match; he is taking medicines but I don’t know when he will be fully recovered!
  5. Why you don’t take Johns’ help; he is an expert of idioms and possessive grammar and I am quite sure that he will help you.

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

  1. John’s result has been announced but I don’t think that he has scored higher grades than those of Susan!
  2. John’s best friend is Anna and I have invited Anna on dinner that’s why we must bring some extra items and champagne.
  3. They are John’s friends and I must say that due to these friends John has completed his degree successfully.
  4. She is John’s doctor and she is one of the best doctors in our city but I don’t remember her name; I think her name is Angelina!
  5. She has received my message and I will request her to send John’s address as soon as possible; we can reach him today.

Quiz: Have you mastered Johns or Johns’ or John’s?

Correct answers can be seen under the next heading

  1. (A. Johns /B. Johns’/C. John’s) were present in the polo match but two goals were scored by John junior.
  2. I must be happy to see (A. Johns /B. Johns’/C. John’s) mother because she has been recovered from cancer recently.
  3. You cannot select (A. Johns /B. Johns’/C. John’s) items but you can choose other things for yourself.
  4. One of the (A. Johns /B. Johns’/C. John’s) has been selected for national football team and I am proud of his performance.
  5. She is in love with (A. Johns /B. Johns’/C. John’s) poetry because he has written all of his poems in a unique style and tone.

Answers to the quiz on Johns or Johns’ or John’s

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

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