bus's or bus'


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Hi all, which one is correct? Thanks in advance~

There was someone under the bus’s wheel.
There was someone under the bus’ wheel.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It would have to be the bus’s wheel. But in practice, most people would probably say the wheel of the bus (as in the ubiquitous children’s song “The wheels of the bus go round and round”! :D).


    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    It is of course also possible to use a noun+noun compound: the bus wheel (no apostrophe), where bus signals the kind of wheel we're discussing. (Think also of 'the car door' and 'the car's door'.) I would prefer the bus's wheel in your sentence.
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