“Today’s” is used as the possessive form of “today.” “Todays” is not correct, so let’s look at why that’s the case. You need to know how to use the correct possessive form in your writing, and this article will explain the ins and outs of that.
Todays or Today’s – Which Is Correct?
“Today’s” is the correct possessive form of the noun “today.” You would use it to show that “today” owns an object. For example, “today’s video demonstration” or “today’s date.” You can never use “todays” as the possessive form as it does not imply possession.
Here are a few more examples to demonstrate the correct possessive form:
- I’m not going to be at today’s meeting. I have some plans that take priority.
- Today’s sunset is going to be magnificent. I can’t wait to watch it with you.
“Today’s” is the only appropriate possessive form. You need to use an apostrophe and an “s” after the noun to show that “today” owns an object. When using the possessive of “today,” the object will always come after the noun:
- Today’s news
- Today’s episode
“Todays” is never grammatically correct. It would only work if “today” had a plural form. “Today” is only ever written in the singular form.
You cannot write “todays” in any situation. It is grammatically incorrect and misses the apostrophe, which is vital in the possessive form.
“Todays” would only be correct as a plural form of “today,” but such a word doesn’t exist. You cannot use “today” in the plural form because it refers to the current day. There is only one current day. That’s why “today” is only ever singular.
You should think about the apostrophe to help you remember the possessive form of most regular nouns. An apostrophe must always be present in a regular possessive noun to show ownership of a specified object.
“Today’s” is correct as the possessive form. You should use this form when “today” owns an object and comes directly after “today’s” in a sentence.
- Today’s weather forecast is a bit of a nightmare. I don’t want to be out when the rain hits.
- I’m not sure that today’s show will be worth watching. Maybe I’ll skip it. Just this once.
“Today’s” is always followed by the owned noun. You should remember this when writing the possessive form in this way.
You must include the apostrophe when using the possessive form of “today.” The apostrophe separates “today” from the “s” that shows ownership.
“Today’s” is also a contracted form used in informal English. “Today’s” is a contraction of “today is.” It’s only used informally, but it’s correct to write it this way without specifying any ownership with “today.”
- Today’s going to be a good day. I can feel it.
- I know today’s not perfect, but it’s still enjoyable.
“Today” is sometimes confused as the possessive form depending on the context. However, it’s more appropriate to use it as the singular noun form.
“Today” does not work synonymously with “today’s.” You should include the apostrophe and “s” when showing ownership.
To explain this, you can refer to the following:
- I’m going to need to look at today’s special.
Here, some people might say “the today special,” but this is not correct. Unless the special is a proper noun, meaning that it’s capitalized (i.e. “The Today Special”), you should not use it like this.
- What about today’s show?
- What about The Today Show?
Again, if “today” is part of a proper noun, then it might not need the possessive form. In most written sentences, you should include the possessive form of “today” to show proper ownership.
- I will make the most of today morning.
The above example is an interesting one. Technically, “today morning” is correct because it refers to the current day’s morning. However, it is never used in English. Native speakers do not say “today morning.”
“Today’s morning” is also grammatically incorrect.You should drop “today” entirely if you want to match what native speakers say about the current morning.
“This morning” is the most appropriate phrase to use when referring to “today morning.” “This” implies you’re referring to the current day or the morning that has just passed:
- I was not going to be there this morning.
- This morning was so great!
“Today’s” is the only correct possessive form for “today.” You should use it to show that “today” owns an object that comes directly after it.
The owned object must always come after “today’s.” For example, you would write “today’s news” or “today’s shopping.”
“Todays” is grammatically incorrect. “Today” is only used in certain proper nouns (like “The Today Show”). Otherwise, “today’s” is the only option.
Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.