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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
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.
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.
Russ' books were stolen.
Hope this helps ...
slholland -at- micron -dot- com
>From: Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH)[SMTP:CMPARKER -at- INTERMEDIA -dot- COM]
>Sent: Thursday, October 09, 1997 3:35 PM
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>Subject: Grammar Question
>Hi to all,
>Something came up in my immediate department that I need help on.
>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
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