Knowing the difference between the plural and the possessive form of words is just something you need to pick up with practice. Today, we’re going to look at one such example of using the correct possessive form, and we’ll be checking out the word “tomorrow.”
Is It Tomorrows Or Tomorrow’s?
The correct spelling is “tomorrow’s” if you want to use the possessive form. “Tomorrows” is the plural form of the word and would be incorrect if you’re trying to use the possessive form. Basically, if the word “tomorrow” is in possession of an object in the sentence, you would write it in the possessive form to demonstrate this.
Is It Tomorrows Meeting Or Tomorrow’s Meeting?
That’s all well and good, but what does it actually mean when the word tomorrow is in possession of something else? Well, let’s look at the example of “tomorrow’s meeting.” In this case, we would need the possessive form with the apostrophe because “tomorrow” is possessing the “meeting.”
Sure, it’s not physically holding on to it because “tomorrow” isn’t a physical concept, but the “meeting” is happening tomorrow, which is exactly when the possessive form is required. “Tomorrows meeting” is grammatically incorrect and should be avoided.
How To Remember If The Correct Spelling Is Tomorrows Meeting Or Tomorrow’s Meeting
Okay, now that’s cleared, let’s talk you through the easiest way to remember the correct spelling. There’s only really one way to truly remember it, and that’s just to get it ingrained into your memory! You’ll never need to use the plural form of “tomorrow” as it’s a singular word referring to the day after today. However, you’ll always need to use the possessive form “tomorrow’s.”
Just remember that there should always be an apostrophe present when you’re adding an “s” to the end of tomorrow. Unless it’s a scarce circumstance (which we’ll cover in just a second), you’ll never need to use the plural form without the apostrophe.
5 Example Sentences Using “Tomorrows.”
It’s not impossible to see the plural form of “tomorrow” in a sentence, but it’s doubtful. In fact, you’ll probably never come across it being used in day-to-day life. However, there are still a few examples that we can give, and we’ll try to cover them here to give you an idea of when “tomorrows” might work in a sentence.
- All my tomorrows have come at once.
- There won’t be any more yesterdays, but there will be plenty more tomorrows.
- We’ve got all our tomorrows to look forward to.
- There will always be more tomorrows.
- How many tomorrows must I wait for your heart?
As you can see, the sentences have this poetic theme about them, and that’s with intention. You’ll never come across the plural form of tomorrow unless in these circumstances. It’s just a poetic way to say that you’re looking forward to something in the future. Rather than saying “my future is here,” saying “all my tomorrows have come at once” is a more poetic way to say it.
5 Example Sentences Using “Tomorrow’s”
Now, let’s look at the more commonly used possessive form “tomorrow’s” in some examples. You’ll definitely come across these at various stages, so pay attention to them and see what we mean about “tomorrow” possessing a noun.
- Tomorrow’s morning meeting will be held at 8.
- Will you be present for tomorrow’s meeting?
- I’m not going to be here for tomorrow’s class.
- She hasn’t looked at tomorrow’s schedule.
- What are we doing for tomorrow’s event?
As you can see, each sentence has a noun that is modified by “tomorrow’s.” Without “tomorrow’s” included in the sentence, it can be difficult to determine when exactly the events or meetings might happen. With the inclusion of the possessive form “tomorrow’s,” we know to expect them tomorrow.
Quiz: Have You Mastered The Tomorrow’s Or Tomorrows Grammar?
Let’s finish up with a quick quiz to see what you’ve learned! You can compare your answers at the end to see whether you’ve understood the differences between the plural and possessive form.
- I can’t attend (A. tomorrow’s / B. tomorrows) meeting.
- I’m afraid she won’t be here for (A. tomorrow’s / B. tomorrows) class.
- All my (A. tomorrow’s / B. tomorrows) have come at once.
- We can’t keep chasing our (A. tomorrow’s / B. tomorrows).
- What’s on (A. tomorrow’s / B. tomorrows) schedule?
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