Possessives

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How do I make a possessive?

Possessives

Contrary to what many of us were taught in school, if a singular noun ends in an "s," it still gets an extra "s" added after the apostrophe if you pronounce the extra "s."

Examples:
our boss's office
St. Louis's Gateway Arch

If it is difficult to pronounce the extra "s," then you only add an apostrophe.

Examples:
New Orleans' Bourbon Street
Los Angeles' smog

   

Comments

1/29/2008 11:28:02 AM
Victor said:

´ is not an apostrophe, that is an acute accent. ' is an apostrophe.

Example:
New Orleans' Bourbon Street




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