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    Default genitive mode

    I have a doubt about the genitive mode .

    In which cases can the "s" be left out . For example when a word ends with an "s" we can only use the apostrophe for example : actress - which is correct "actress's book or actress' book " In case of classical names like : Archimedes or Jesus , is it opcional to put the " s " after the apostrophe or not ?

    I hope I was clear .

    I look forward to an explanation.

    Thank you

    Anand

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    Default Re: genitive mode

    With foreign names, we generally don't put the -s after the apostrophe, so we'd say Jesus' sermon, etc.
    With 'actress' most would leave the-s off.

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