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DerekCurrie
Member # 29769
 - posted August 28, 2011 19:43
Knowing how much everyone loves flamewarz over grammar, I thought I'd point out that "Steve Jobs's calendar' would properly be spelled "Steve Jobs' calendar", without the added 's'. You may now flame me. ;-D
 
Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted August 29, 2011 00:19
My last name ends in a "s", and I much prefer the Chicago style of the "s's".

Nuff s'said!
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted August 29, 2011 08:51
quote:
Originally posted by DerekCurrie:
Knowing how much everyone loves flamewarz over grammar

Flamewar'z.
 
GrumpySteen
Member # 170
 - posted August 29, 2011 09:05
> "Steve Jobs's calendar' would properly be spelled "Steve Jobs' calendar", without the added 's'

Actually, not so much. The generally accepted rule is that, even with words and names that end in S, the rule is to add 'S to make a plural except when the extra syllable makes pronunciation awkward (i.e. use houses' mailboxes rather than houses's mailboxes).

I went through this when I went to college. I had also been taught to use only the apostrophe with words ending in S. My college English professor pulled out a copy of The Elements of Style and explained that my high school teachers were stupid.
 




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