Thursdays or Thursday’s? (Helpful Examples)

You’ve got to make sure you know the key differences between plural and possessive forms before writing about them. This article will explain all there is to know between “Thursdays” and “Thursday’s.” You’ll know which one to use when they come up next after this.

Thursdays or Thursday’s?

“Thursdays” is the plural form, while “Thursday’s” is the singular possessive form. The plural form shows that multiple instances of the same day are being written about. The singular possessive form allows “Thursday” to own a particular object in a sentence.

Thursdays or Thursday's

This table should give you a clearer picture of what to look out for:

Singular Thursday
Plural Thursdays
Singular possessive Thursday’s
Plural possessive Thursdays’

The plural form is the simplest form we will cover in this article. You can add an “s” to the end of “Thursday” to show that it owns something.

The singular possessive form is made by adding an apostrophe and “s” to the end of the singular form. This allows you to show ownership from “Thursday.”

You won’t come across the plural possessive form often. However, you only need to add an apostrophe to the end of the plural form if you want to use it.


You can use “Thursdays” as the plural form of “Thursday.” It’s correct to do this when you want to refer to multiple instances of the same day. However, there is no possession involved here (since an apostrophe is not used).

These examples will demonstrate how to use “Thursdays” in a sentence:

  • I’m a fan of Thursdays. I think it’s one of the best days of the week, and I will always be happy to have fun on Thursdays.
  • Thursdays are always going to be the best days to do this. It’s the day that most people get some spare time.
  • I told her about the Thursdays, but she decided against coming along. I guess it’s not for everybody right now.
  • Thursdays are the only day that works here. I’m sorry if that’s going to cause any issues for you.
  • What about Thursdays? Do you think you’ll be able to come along to the meetings if they were on Thursdays?

You can stick to standard pluralization rules when using proper nouns like “Thursday.” You only need to add an “s” to the end of the day to show that you are referring to multiple days of the same name.

Other proper nouns (like names) follow similar plural rules if you come across multiple instances:

  • Suzie
  • Many Suzies
  • Dustin
  • Three Dustins


“Thursday’s” is the singular possessive form. You should use this when “Thursday” owns an object in your sentence. It’s most likely that the object will come straight after “Thursday’s” to make the ownership clear (i.e. “Thursday’s meeting”).

Here are a few examples to teach you how to use “Thursday’s” in a sentence:

  • We haven’t seen Thursday’s event plans yet. We’re hoping that you might be able to keep us in the loop with this.
  • Thursday’s meeting didn’t go very well. We need to call most of the people back to ensure they get an update.
  • What about Thursday’s class did you not agree with? I tried to keep everything as concise and clear as possible.
  • It’s not all about Thursday’s childcare. Sometimes, I just need a break from my children. I hope you can understand that.
  • Thursday’s night staff are having a bit of an issue. Do you know what they’re moaning about this time?

The apostrophe and “s” at the end of the day show that “Thursday” owns an object. It’s common for the object to come directly after Thursday in your writing.

You might also find that “Thursday’s” is a contraction. You can use “Thursday’s” as a shortened form of “Thursday is” in spoken English.

  • I’m sorry, but Thursday’s going to have to be the day we settle on. I can’t do it any other day.
  • She says that Thursday’s not going to work for her. I wish there were something else we could do.
  • Thursday’s a great day to do it. I have nothing else planned, so I’m very much looking forward to this.


“Thursdays'” is correct as the plural possessive form. It’s rare to come across the plural possessive form of a day of the week because they are often singular entities. Nevertheless, it’s still grammatically correct to write “Thursdays'” when multiple Thursdays own an object.

Plural possessive forms show that a plural form owns an object or a similar group of objects. It’s uncommon for this to come up with days of the week, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Here are a few examples to show you how to use “Thursdays'” in a sentence:

  • I told you about many of those Thursdays’ meetings and what is expected of us. Did you learn anything?
  • I’m not sure about all of those Thursdays’ projections. I would really appreciate you walking me through them some more.
  • Most of those Thursdays’ papers have to be handed in again. They had too many mistakes to be taken into account.

If you want to come up with something that makes more sense, you can refer to the following examples:

  • Every one of those Thursdays’ issues has to print now.
  • The Thursday issues have to print now.

Here, the second example is much more concise. It also reads much less jarring, making it more appealing to most native speakers. In most written cases, you should stick to using the singular form and a plural object rather than the plural possessive form.

Tip to Remember the Difference

These tips should help you remember the differences between the singular and plural possessive forms.

To create the singular possessive form, you must always add an apostrophe and an “s” to the end of the singular form. This tip helps you remember that “Thursday” becomes “Thursday’s” whenever it owns something.

You may apply a similar tip to the plural possessive form. However, in this case, an “s” is already present at the end of “Thursdays” (the plural form). You only need to add an apostrophe after the plural form to turn it into a possessive form.

Final Thoughts

Remember, the singular possessive form is “Thursday’s” and the plural form is “Thursdays.” While it is possible to use “Thursdays'” as the plural possessive form, you’ll have better luck sticking to the singular form with a plural object (i.e. “Thursday projections”).