Using an Apostrophe with the Word “People”

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Is people’s (third panel) correct? Yes!

Here’s how to insert apostrophes: Spell the word. The apostrophe goes after the last letter.

In people, the last letter is “e.” So there you have it: people’s.

Easy, isn’t it?

Incidentally, I loathe the phrase “that of” and never use it. Naturalness trumps grammar every time, at least for me. I would have rewritten the first panel like this:

James Joyce is my persona.

or

I use James Joyce as my persona.

(To learn more about apostrophes, click here.)

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