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What is the best use of the apostrophe in a church name when the church also “possesses” something? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possessive of a word that’s already possessive? For example, would it be correct to write St. Marys' basketball team for the basketball team belonging to St. Mary's church?
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Double apostrophe-s? [duplicate]

I want to say parking of McDonald's, i.e. using an apostrophe S. Would I say McDonald's's parking?
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Is “ O’Leary’s’s ” orthographically correct? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possessive of a word that's already possessive? There’s a bar near me named O’Leary’s Irish Pub—or just O’Leary’s for short. One day, they changed their menu. I wrote to a ...
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St. John's greatest dinner: how to indicate a possessive of a noun which already ends apostrophe - s [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If the cricket ground Lord's is a possessive, what if you want to describe something belonging to Lord's? Here's a tricky one that I can't quite figure out the correct ...
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Possessive of Queen's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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?" ...
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Apostrophe usage on proper nouns already having one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possessive of a word that's already possessive? There is a famous pizza restaurant named "Domino's". In our city their rivals accept vouchers issued by Domino's. The sign ...
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Double possessive [duplicate]

If there is a restaurant called Johnny's, how would you turn that into a possessive? For example if I want to ask about the pasta at Johnny's, would I say "How is Johnny's's pasta" "How is Johnny's ...
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How do we form the possessive of a noun that is possessive in form? [duplicate]

Bloomingdale's has a summer collection. Whose is it? Bloomingdale's's?
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Confusion regarding apostrophe [duplicate]

To talk about something or someone, we usually give an apostrophe, like John's pen. If the word ends with s, we say Adams' pen . But what if we are talking of something that ends with an apostrophe s ...
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Possessive of already possessive proper noun! [duplicate]

I was wondering how to write the possessive form of a proper noun that is already in a possessive form (confusing, I know...) My company's name is Tuc's Contracting. If I were to write the possessive ...
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Forming a Possesive of an Already Possesive Name (Possessive of “Xyz's” is …?) [duplicate]

How does one formulate a possessive of a name that is itself already in possessive form ("'s")? Is the name just treated as a unitary term and modified accordingly? Is this even possible in formal ...
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Possessive of a possessive [duplicate]

There is a sign at my work that says "Join the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor" and I am wondering about the use of "Alzheimer's" here. They are not reffering to a survivor of Alzheimer, they are ...
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Store names & possessive

Observation: It seems that it's common to turn a store name into a possessive, for example a store named "Palisade" gets transformed to possessive in speech like, "Hey how about going to Palisade's ...
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How to use possessive form for proper nouns that already have an apostrophe [duplicate]

How would one write a possessive form for a proper noun that already has an apostrophe-s in it? For example, I want to use the possessive form of "McDonald's" maybe in the sentence "The Market Street ...