Poll: Truss

Truss

In Lynne Truss's book...
In Lynne Truss' book...
Either

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  • Added: December 2003

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PLP

She uses the first.

MrTrilby

Maybe, but it isn't up to her. There's no need to deviate from Standard English just because the word already ends with an 's'. Basically, write what you would say: "Truss's", pronounced "Trusses", is not hard to say, so why not write that?

Teia

The first use of genitive is considered to be standard English. As far as I know, all English proper names ending in -s take an `s when the genitive is needed : Dickens`s novels. If we take into consideration foreign proper names as Cervantes, Euripides, Sophocles, etc., we have to add only an `[ apostrophe] in the genitive:
e.g Euripides` works.

Regards

Vicky

good exercise

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