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What is the correct possessive for nouns ending in s?

I know that we pronounce "someone else's" as "someone else sus."
I'm wondering how do we pronounce others'.

Is it pronounced others, "others sus," or "other sus"?

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marked as duplicate by MrHen, PLL, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, kiamlaluno, RegDwigнt Jun 13 '11 at 22:18

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"else sus"? Who are you who put three "s"s in the pronunciation of "else's"? For me, it's "elsiz". –  Stewart Jul 3 '11 at 16:03

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There is no difference in pronunciation among others, other's, and others'. They are pronounced the same as others.

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+1 (It is interesting to learn that others is pronounced the same as others!) –  Cerberus Jun 12 '11 at 2:15
@Cerberus. Umm... I think that was others' (with the apostrophe). others all the same, but not really others'. –  Tragicomic Jun 12 '11 at 14:30
@Tragicomic: I was teasing a bit: if you read Rob's answer literally, he says that others is pronounced the same as others. –  Cerberus Jun 12 '11 at 21:34

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