Womens or Women’s or Womens’ (English Grammar Explained)

Women is the plural for Woman. Women’s is the plural possessive form of women. Womens’ is not used in English. 

Women/Womans

We use women when we want to make the word “woman” plural.

So it is:

I saw one woman.

I saw two women. 

Womans is incorrect and should not be used as the plural for woman.

Women’s 

Women’s is the plural possessive form of woman/women. We use the possessive form of women when we want to show that more than one woman owns something.

The women’s tennis rankings are coming out soon

Remember we are talking about more than one woman.

If you need a possessive for only one woman, then “woman’s” is correct.

Womens’ or Women’s

Women’s is the plural possessive form of women. When the noun already ends in “s” and we want to make the word possessive, we need to put the apostrophe after the “s”. In this case, the plural is irregular, and “women” doesn’t end in “s” so we need to add ‘s to women.

Where is the women’s room?

Womens or Women’s health?

It should be “Women’s health”. We need an apostrophe because an apostrophe shows possession. When you only add “s” that means it is a plural and that is incorrect in this situation. 

Womens or Women’s clothing?

“Women’s clothing” is correct in English. 

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