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e.g the responsibility of student , student's responsibility or students' responsibility, what are they different? what situation should use them respectively?

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    “The responsibility of a student” and “a student’s responsibility” are the same sentence fragments reworded in passive and non passive forms. However the simple gesture of changing the position of the apostrophe in “students’ responsibility” makes the possessive word “students’” plural. In other words “the responsibility of several students.”

    Student’s - possessive singular
    Students’ - possessive plural

    Students - non-possessive plural
    Student - non-possessive singular

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