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Thread: s' vs s's ?


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    s' vs s's ?

    Which one is correct :

    1. Wilgus' contribution to the development of...
    2. Wiglus's contribution to the development of...

    Would you say :

    Apart from his attempt in principle there were no other (or others ?)

    or

    Apart from his attempt by and large there were no other (or others ?)

    thanks!

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    Re: s' vs s's ?

    You will see both used. I was taught that we should add the -s after the apostrophe for surnames.

    Others, or was no other

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    Re: s' vs s's ?

    Quote Originally Posted by forum_mail
    Which one is correct :
    1. Wilgus' contribution to the development of...
    2. Wiglus's contribution to the development of...
    There are lots of arguments about this, but the advice I follow is this: If you pronounce two Ss, then you should write the second S. In other words, I write "Wiglus's", because I would pronounce it "wiglussiz" not "wigluss".

    Incidentally, London has many parks, and one of them is St James's Park -- and that is the official spelling.

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    Re: s' vs s's ?

    Saints are tricky- as they usually only have one name, is it a first or a last name?

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