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    Dear teachers,

    1) How do you pronounce:
    “foxes” : /fokSez/ or /fokZez/ ?

    2) Is the possessive of "Jesus" a) Jesus' or b) Jesus's ?
    If b) would you pronounce it /dgeezuSez/ ?

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    Hela

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    I say 'foksiz'. With Jesus, you'll see both forms and both pronunciations used. I was taught to add the -'s with foreign names, so I'd add it.

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    Thank you. But what is the most formal / academic version of the use of the apostrophe? In academic English would you write Oedipus' or Oedipus's / Jesus' or Jesus's / Achilles' or Achilles's ?

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