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Jun 10 2009   9:09PM GMT

Which is correct — ones or one’s?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Tags:
apostrophes
Business writing
CIO
one's or ones
personal pronouns
personal pronouns and possession
Quiz
typing Which is correct?
Personality profiling, in theory at least, should ensure that ____ traits are a good fit for a position.
a. one’s
b. ones

Answer: a.

Explanation:
One is the only personal pronoun that takes an apostrophe to express possession.

Peter Moylan explains personal pronouns and possession further.

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