Example 1:

Peter’s bag

Example 2:

Chris’s car

Is example 2 correct? If not, what is the rule for names that end with “s”?


Example 2 is correct.

The rule differs when dealing with plurals.

The boys' jackets could not be found.

  • The rule differs when dealing with regular plurals. – snailplane Sep 30 '13 at 17:08
  • Actually the rule differs depending on a whole number of factors. There will be circumstances where Chris's is plain wrong and you should really go with Chris' instead. – RegDwigнt Sep 30 '13 at 18:28
  • No, I don't think Chris's is ever wrong. Can you present one such circumstance? – snailplane Sep 30 '13 at 21:45

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