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    Saxon Genitive

    Which is the correct Saxon Genitive: James' or James's?

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    Re: Saxon Genitive

    You'll find both, but most people today prefer James's.

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    Re: Saxon Genitive

    Quote Originally Posted by elisabeth.scharf View Post
    Which is the correct Saxon Genitive: James' or James's?

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I most respectfully suggest that most Americans would write something like

    "I am going to James' house."

    (a) I feel that most Americans feel that the "extra" s is unnecessary and even

    "weird-looking."

    (b) Personally, I write James's, but my reading shows me that I am in the distinct

    minority of Americans who do so. In fact, probably some (many? most?) Americans

    do NOT even pronounce James' as Jameses.

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