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(The authors condemned a newspaper reference to Charles' tonsils -- the correct form being Charles's tonsils.) I think the same rule would apply in the rare case of a singular noun that ends in s, e.g., the brass's polish would be correct. Of course, a plural possessive takes a simple apostrophe (the books' covers).


Nov 2, 2016 ... Our rule follows Chicago Manual of Style's rule (7.21) which states, “Some writers and publishers prefer the system, formerly more common, of simply omitting the possessive s on all words ending in s—hence “Dylan Thomas' poetry,” “Etta James' singing,” and “that business' main concern.” Though easy to ...


The general rule is that the possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and s, whether the singular noun ends in s or not. the lawyer's fee. the child's toy. Xerox's sales manager. Tom Jones's first album. Jesus's disciples. Aeschylus's finest drama. anyone's guess. a week's vacation. The possessive of a ...


To answer that question about Illinois, you should know that most words that end in an unpronounced "s" form their possessive by adding an apostrophe + s. So we would write about "Illinois's next governor" and "Arkansas's former governor" and "the Marine Corps's policy." However, many non-English words that end with a ...


X-case. Use the regular apostrophe s: "Alex's" is correct. S-case. Any name whose last syllable is pronunced with a long eez sound should have just the apostrophe, whereas others have apostrophe s: "Jones's", "Menzies's", "Kents's", "Jesus's", "Xerxes'" and "Euripides'" are correct. Reference: Huddleston, R. Introduction to ...


Jan 9, 2014 ... In general words which have been around long enough acquire an "es" after a consonant in order to make a plural - this also applies after the x ending. In the long slow transition from Old through Middle to Modern English, the "e" has been replaced by an apostrophe, this is oftentimes the case with the ...


I think this would clear things up: This Fortune 500 company; This Fortune 500 company's assets are vast; These Fortune 500 companies; These Fortune 500 companies' assets are vast. Even though it's possessive, it's still pluralized in the normal way for nouns ending in -y.


Feb 12, 2007 ... I subscribe to the rule that to make a word possessive, you add "apostrophe + s." Even when the word already ends in "s," this is the rule I follow. With a few exceptions (Jesus, Moses, Achilles, etc.), this rule is widely supported in English style guides. See, for example, Garner's Modern American Usage at ...


Jun 20, 2013 ... Per APA Style, the answer is that the possessive of a singular name is formed by adding an apostrophe and an s, even when the name ends in s (see p. 96 in the sixth edition of the ... with the APA Style guide: "most words that end in an unpronounced "s" form their possessive by adding an apostrophe + s"