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    Why Possessive Apostrophe isnít used in "U.S. interests"?

    However, if Syriaís civil war spills over into the rest of the Middle East, U.S. interests would be threatened.



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    A Tip for the Possessive Apostrophe



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    Re: Why Possessive Apostrophe isnít used in "U.S. interests"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    However, if Syria’s civil war spills over into the rest of the Middle East, U.S. interests would be threatened.



    I checked the following link but I didn’t find what I was looking for.

    A Tip for the Possessive Apostrophe


    Because "U.S. interests" can be considered a compound (single) noun.

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    Re: Why Possessive Apostrophe isnít used in "U.S. interests"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    However, if Syria’s civil war spills over into the rest of the Middle East, U.S. interests would be threatened.



    I checked the following link but I didn’t find what I was looking for.

    A Tip for the Possessive Apostrophe


    "U.S. interests" can mean "American interests" rather than "America's interests", so an apostrophe would not necessarily be used there anyway.
    There's no adjective "United Statean", but if there was, U.S. could just as easily stand for it as U.S.'s.
    Similarly, "UK interests" could mean "the UK's interests".
    Mostly, I think, it's just too messy to write U.S.'s, so an exception has been made.

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