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    pronunciation of Jones' / boss' / Charles'

    I'm sorry if a similar thread has been discussed.
    I've recently seen a video where a few native speakers mentioned the movie 'Bridget Jones' Diary' pronouncing Jones' without the /iz/ syllable at the end of the word.

    I've always thought we should pronounce the /iz/ even if we don't add the 's .
    my boss' wife = read: bossiz
    Charles' son = read: Charlsiz

    Do I need to update my grammar knowledge?
    I'd be grateful for comments on this.

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    Re: pronunciation of Jones' / boss' / Charles'

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    I'm sorry if a similar thread has been discussed.
    I've recently seen a video where a few native speakers mentioned the movie 'Bridget Jones' Diary' pronouncing Jones' without the /iz/ syllable at the end of the word.

    I've always thought we should pronounce the /iz/ even if we don't add the 's .
    my boss' wife = read: bossiz
    Charles' son = read: Charlsiz

    Do I need to update my grammar knowledge?
    I'd be grateful for comments on this.
    No need for an update!

    b

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