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In the following sentence, can anyone tell me where the apostrophe should be placed please?

  • Every coders' worst nightmare
  • Every coder's worst nightmare

I have a feeling that the second sentence is correct - i.e. "every" should be followed by a singular noun, but I would welcome any confirmation. thanks

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  • Thanks both. That really helps. I have marked the first reply as the answer... Apr 26, 2019 at 15:11

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"Every" in this context implies a singular noun follows, so "coder's" works here. It's a nightmare that is personal to every individual in the set of coders.

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Yes, the second one is correct.

If you think of it like this, it may help to understand why:

Every single coder's worst nightmare.

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