RE: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Subject: RE: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
From: Jill Gallagher <jill -dot- gallagher -at- outlook -dot- com>
To: Jay L Gordon <jaylgordon -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Robart, Kay" <kay -dot- robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:19:34 -0700

Perhaps another solution would be to try to avoid using the possessive altogether by rewriting the sentence.
For example:
This is Andre''s car.
The car belongs to Andre'.

Jill GallagherTrove Technical Writing and EditingTucson, Arizona

> From: jaylgordon -at- gmail -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:09:33 -0500
> To: Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov
> CC: jdliguori -at- ysu -dot- edu; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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> The name I chose was an example I made up. The student will send me actual examples. As far as I know these names DO end in an apostrophe, whether we like it or not. So I'm not talking about whether someone has spelled his or her name correctly or incorrectly.
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> > On Mar 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov> wrote:
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> > The name André doesn't end in an apostrophe. It has an e with an accent mark over it. It's possessive is André's.
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> > Subject: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
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> > A student in a tech writing class of mine asked a question I couldn’t answer, and Google was no help. He’s an IT tech at the university and wanted to know how you’d show the possessive form of a name ending in an apostrophe. Just use a single apostrophe or, to be strictly logical, use two?
> >
> > I asked whether the name may have included a vowel at the end that was meant to have an accent but the person typed an apostrophe (so instead of André, the person typed Andre’). He said, nope, he’s seen it enough times to believe the names definitely end in an apostrophe.
> >
> > The question, was, in a nutshell:
> >
> > For the name Andre’, would you write the possessive as Andre’s or Andre’’s?
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> > I told him I had no idea of any convention for that.
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> > Any thoughts?
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Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?: From: Jay L Gordon
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