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    Bosses'

    Dear users,
    I apologise in advance for not using IPA symbols here, as I do not know how.
    Today I ran across a slight problem:

    I am aware that possessive form of words ending with "s" is made by putting the apostrophe after the "s". I also know how to deal with pronunciation when this is the case.
    But I am not really sure with the word "bosses" pronounced 'bosiz. I would put the possessive apostrophe on the very end like this: "bosses' ". But how is that pronounced? I cannot really say 'bosisiz, can I?
    Thank you for the help.

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    Re: Bosses'

    We pronounce bosses, bosses' and boss's in the same way.

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    Re: Bosses'

    I assume the meaning is then inferred from context. Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: Bosses'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigster View Post
    I assume the meaning is then inferred from context.
    Yes.

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