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Achilles heel and Achilles tendon

Studying possessive apostrophes I have searched on ELU the questions correlated to this matter. I have found the following: «What is the correct possessive for nouns ending in s?» and &...
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"Dawkins'" or "Dawkins's" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When did it become correct to add an 's' to a singular possessive already ending in 's'? I learned from school to use Dawkins', for example That is Mr. ...
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Genitive of Fritz [duplicate]

How do I form a Genitive of Fritz, i. e. a word that indicates that something or someone belongs to him? Following options come to mind and neither sounds English: Fritz's friends Fritzes ...
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Apostrophe usage in the Iliad (Lombardo) [duplicate]

I'm taking a classics class, and we're currently reading Lombardo's translation of the Iliad. It strikes me incredibly odd how possessive and plural nouns are formed: The met by the ancient oak ...
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When a name finishes in "s" can you say Jaume Casals's biography? [duplicate]

Is this sentence correct? Here you can find Jaume Casals's biography. I think the final " 's " is unnecessary, but I am not 100% sure. Could anyone help? Thanks.
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Apostrophe after Proper Noun ending with s [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct possessive for nouns ending in s? When did it become correct to add an 's' to a singular possessive already ending in 's'? Today's ...
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Possessive form of Mrs. (with full-stop/period) [duplicate]

Let's assume I have a text talking about Mrs. Jones and I want to start a section talking about her childhood. Which of the following forms, if any, is valid? Mrs.'s childhood or Mrs.' ...
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Jenkins' vs Jenkins's vs Jenkins'es [duplicate]

While my question applies to Jenkins (software) which was named after Jenkins named meant to evoke a feel of English butler, there is a historical precent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins'...
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Multiple people possession [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is “my wife and I's” correct, or should it be “my wife's and my”? Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by ...
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How to add a possessive to a plural that doesn't follow the "add s" rule?

Let us say that I want to talk about the houses that are collectively owned by a set of mice. The phrase "the mice houses" doesn't make sense to me, but "the mice's houses" also ...
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Mars's or Mars'? [duplicate]

I'm a pretty fluent English speaker, but this has been bothering me for a long time... It all started when I saw people, for example, saying Mars' atmosphere, according to my knowledge, the only time ...
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Apostrophes and s’s [duplicate]

I always forget the rule about if something is possessive put 's at the end, for example "the sailor's hat". I know some people say to remember because it has a different meaning if it's plural (e.g. "...
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Adding “’s” when the name ends with “s”? [duplicate]

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”?
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How to handle the possessive case of the name Franks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct possessive for nouns ending in s? When did it become correct to add an 's' to a singular possessive already ending in 's'? Hey guys I was ...
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Apostrophe on Proper Nouns that end in -s. “Louis's” vs “Louis’ '’? [duplicate]

Though I see that many have asked the question of whether acronyms that ends with a "s" should be s' or s's, I have puzzled over whether nouns that ends in “s” should end in s's or s'. Many sources ...
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