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Possessive of a word that's already possessive?

I ran into this issue today. Referring to Queen's University, how would you say "I've been accepted to Queen's MA program?"

Would you move the apostrophe over to make it Queens'?

marked as duplicate by Marthaª, Kosmonaut Mar 2 '11 at 23:58

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  • Duplicate. – Kosmonaut Mar 2 '11 at 22:38
  • My apologies, I tried a search for similar questions but I wasn't sure how to phrase my query to get the results I want. – Vian Esterhuizen Mar 2 '11 at 22:43
  • That's okay. No big deal :) – Kosmonaut Mar 2 '11 at 22:51
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    It would have been so much easier if you'd gone the engineering route -- "I've been dyed purple" is quite a bit less grammatically complicated. – bye Mar 2 '11 at 23:27
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    I've edited the older question's title to make it more generic, and thus hopefully easier to find. – Marthaª Mar 2 '11 at 23:56

Well, we would wind up with "Queen's's", which is just not happening, so I would studiously avoid the issue by saying "I've been accepted to Queen's University's MA program" or "I've been accepted to the MA program at Queen's".

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    Sidestepping is definitely the way to go. Another possible alternative is "I've been accepted to the Queen's University MA program". – John Y Mar 2 '11 at 22:41
  • It seems that workarounds are the only way to deal with this. Thanks all. – Vian Esterhuizen Mar 2 '11 at 22:44

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