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What to use after a word which ends with “se” to indicate possession? [duplicate]

I apologize for the seemingly simple question. I've searched on Google for this, but could not find anything. The word "Recluse", meaning (noun) "a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid ...
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Should an apostrophe be used with a z at the end of a word? [duplicate]

I know that if a word ends with an s then it should be made plural or possessive by use of an apostrophe with no extra s (e.g. "Thomas Harris' book was a riveting read." as opposed to "Gary Barlow's ...
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Correct form of possessive for surname “Woods” [duplicate]

The golfer Tiger Woods's clubs... -or- The golfer Tiger Woods' clubs... The last name Woods is not biblical, etc. It is singular when it refers to the person, Tiger Woods. It is plural when it is ...
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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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How to properly spell “belonging to a virus”? [duplicate]

In a SU topic about computer viruses I wanted to write a sentence starting with something like The ability of a virus to.... So I started writing A viruse's ability to... and realized that viruse's ...
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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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Not pronouncing the end of a possessive construction [duplicate]

Everyone knows the rule (not universally followed) that when a word ends with the letter S, we just add an apostrophe right after the word, instead of adding an apostrophe and an S after it. So, ...
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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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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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A question about ' and 's [duplicate]

So my name is Arnas. Some people write my name as Arnas's, other people write my name as Arnas' without '(s). Which is a better way to write, ' or 's if names end with letter S?
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Spelling and pronunciation of singular possessive names? [duplicate]

Singular possessive Jones's glasses My lawyer's fee Plural possessive The Joneses' house Their lawyers' fees 1) Are these possessive forms correct? 2) Is there any difference in the pronunciation ...
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British English for possessive 's when a names ends with “s” [duplicate]

My son has a teacher that he wishes to give a gift to, Mrs. Coomes. What is the correct way to use what would normally be 's when the name ends with es? Another answer states adding es on the end ...
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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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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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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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