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    Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    I am going to Thomas's house

    I am going to Thomas house

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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Yes. The first has an extra syllable "ez".

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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post

    Thomas house

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    Hello, Goodstudent:

    My name is James.

    In writing, then, one should write: "I have read James's opinion."

    Here in the United States, many people feel that the second "s" is not necessary. (Some think that it looks "ugly.") So they simply write it as: "I have just read James' opinion." But one should still pronounce it as "I have just read Jameses opinion." (One should definitely use an apostrophe. "James opinion" will get one a lower test mark.)



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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Is Thomas's pronounces as Thomases?

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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Why is it James'but not James's?

    James' is not correct English?

    I thought if there are many James then it should be James'. Example: These cars' bonnet look nice.

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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

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    Hello, Goodstudent:

    I apologize for not being clear enough.

    1. James's is correct. (That is the traditional spelling.)

    2. James' is correct. (That is the usual spelling in the States.)

    3. Thomas's and Thomas' are both pronounced Thomases.


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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Is Thomas's pronounces as Thomases?
    Yes.

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    Angry Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Is Thomas's pronounces as Thomases?
    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Why is it James' but not James's?

    James' is not correct in English?

    I thought if there are many James then it should be James'. An example: These cars' bonnet look nice.
    Not a teacher.

    Next time check your whole comment before asking because It's really hard to read it.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Nov-2014 at 00:00. Reason: Added "not a teacher".

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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I am going to Thomas's house

    I am going to Thomas house
    Neither sentence is correct without a final punctuation mark. Sentence 2 needs an apostrophe after "Thomas" if you still want it to denote the possessive. Without an apostrophe, it can only mean "I am going to Thomas House", where "Thomas House" is the official name of a building to which you are going.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is there a difference in pronounciation of these 2 sentences?

    James, I disagree with you. James's is very common in the US. The rule I follow is if you pronounce, you should spell it.

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