S and apostrophe’s position

I know the topic has already been discussed, for example, here the accepted answer talks about possessives, but I wonder if my specific case is about possessives or something else.

These are the sentences I found in a quiz, choose the right one:

  • I have no more bread I must go to the baker’s
  • I have no more bread I must go to the bakers
  • I have no more bread I must go to the bakers’

Baker is a person whose trade is making and selling bread and cakes, singular.
Bakers is the plural of baker?

What are those apostrophes and S’s? What do they stand for? What is the rule? Please answer or point me to a relevant link, thanks a lot.

Feel free to edit my question.


Bakers is the plural for baker.
Baker’s is the possessive.
Bakers’ is possessive plural

When you are writing a possessive noun, write “es” at the end (eg Bus + es = Buses) then replace the”e” with an apostrophe (= Bus’s) but then if it ends “s’s” take away the last “s” and you have Bus’ (eg the Bus’ engine)

Plural would be Buses’

Source : Link , Question Author : Nicola , Answer Author : Alec Kyle Sibbald

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