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English possessive case, when 2 s are near [duplicate]

James's car is white, or Dickens's books are popular. can we put 2 s together and if so how do you pronounce it naturally and nicely?
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What is the correct possessive for nouns ending in “‑s”?

What is the possessive of a noun ending in ‑s? Are these both right, or is the second one wrong? the boys' books the boss' car
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Are there nouns that undergo no change when used in the possessive (Saxon genitive)?

I’m looking for the existence of English nouns (common or proper) that undergo no change when used in their possessive (Saxon genitive) form, i.e. that do not take the usual ’s appendage the way radio’...
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How do you pronounce the possessive form of Las Vegas? [duplicate]

How do you pronounce the possessive form of Las Vegas? Example: Las Vegas' best radio station Is it correct to put only an apostrophe after the 's' when writing the possessive form of this noun?
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Which is correct Jess' or Jess's [duplicate]

Please help us solve our debate. One person says to write "Jess' Bridal Shower", the other says to write "Jess's Bridal Shower". What is the correct way, or are the both correct?
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Using the Chicago Manual of Style, do colons go inside or outside quotes?

I have the following sentence: The program identifies particular “targets” and “identifiers:” the “targets” are people who are suspected of committing a crime. Does the colon go inside the quotes ...
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Dickens' or Dickens's? [duplicate]

This BBC report (link) suggests that we should use "Dickens' Great Expectations", but I remember there is a rule from Strunk and White (here) that would suggest "Dickens's Great Expectations". Is ...
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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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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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Possessive form [duplicate]

![The picture says "To form the possessive of any singular proper noun, add an apostrophe and an S. For example, Venus's beauty Dickens's reputation But I saw somewhere, Aeschylus' Sophocles' There ...
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possessive form of nouns ending in “x” [duplicate]

Where a noun ends with the letter x, is it proper for the possessive form of the word to end with 's or simply ' ? Example 1: "It is Xerox' position that it owns the patent." vs. "It is ...
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Félix's or Félix'? [duplicate]

Very important question! My friend Félix and I have a group called "Asteflix Novices". We have no idea if the correct way of spelling it would be "Asteflix' Novices" or "Asteflix's Novices". I heard ...
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When did it become correct to add an “s” to a singular possessive already ending in “‑s”?

According to my grammar book, but at variance to the answer to this question, the correct singular possessive if a word ends in ‑s is: James’s car The grammar book allows exceptions for historical ...
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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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“s” + Apostrophe [duplicate]

Our editorial office is more talented than The New York Times'. In this sentence why is it Times' and not Times's?

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