NLN PAX Nursing Admission Exam

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Choose the answer which best rewords the italicized portion. If you think the original wording is best, choose option A.

In 1969, the United Nations reported that there was a possibility of large oil reserves in the East China Sea near the islands location.
  1. islands
  2. islands’
  3. islands’s
  4. island’s
Answer: B - The best choice is “islands’”

An apostrophe can show the possessive case of nouns by using an apostrophe and s. An apostrophe after the s can indicate a plural noun or a noun that ends in s.Since the passage refers to more than one island, the plural form of the word should have an apostrophe after s.
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