Hello dear native speakers
Should I use( ' )for the oil in the following sentence?
we lubricate our machines thanks to oil’s being slippery
Jul 18, 2019 1:35 PM
Answers · 3
No. But I would reword it to the oil.
July 18, 2019
Yes, you need an apostrophe here.
I agree with Kim that it would be better to add "the," but I don't know what she means by "no." In a phrase like "the oil's being slippery," you certainly need an apostrophe.