Re: Grammar Question

Subject: Re: Grammar Question
From: Stephanie Holland <SLHOLLAND -at- MICRON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:59:30 -0600

Hi Cassandra --

I have a journalism degree so I often favor journalistic style. Here it
is:

If a singular common noun ends in s, add 's -- unless the next word
begins with s. If the next word begins with s, add an apostrophe only.

For example,

the boss's paper
the boss' shampoo

I would like the class's opinion.
I would like the class' silence.

If a singular proper noun ends in s, add an apostrophe only.

For example,

Chris' car
Russ' books were stolen.

Hope this helps ...

Stephanie Holland
Micron Electronics
slholland -at- micron -dot- com

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>From: Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH)[SMTP:CMPARKER -at- INTERMEDIA -dot- COM]
>Sent: Thursday, October 09, 1997 3:35 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Grammar Question
>
>Hi to all,
>
>Something came up in my immediate department that I need help on.
>Which
>one of these is correct?
>
> 1. Russ's books were stolen
> 2. Russ' books were stolen
>
>Another example that came up was:
>
> 3. I would like the class's opinion
> 4. I would like the class's opinion
>
>I told everyone that was I a subscriber of a great list and would soon
>have the correct answer.
>
>THANKS IN ADVANCE,
>
>Cassandra
>
>
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