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    Possessive of a college

    Hello.
    I am a native English speaker, but I was unable to find any authoritative answer to my question anywhere else, and I hope that you folks can help me out.
    I'm writing an application essay to a college named St. John's. What is the posessive of St. John's? In other words, is it "St. Johnsí educational approach", or "St. John's educational approach", or something more exotic?
    Last edited by Toptomcat; 29-Oct-2006 at 21:00.

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    Re: Possessive of a college

    if it's good enough for them its good enough for me

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    Re: Possessive of a college

    Where on that page is it used in that sense?

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    Re: Possessive of a college

    On the 'about' page:

    Click here for an example of a St. Johnís conversation

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    Re: Possessive of a college

    Quote Originally Posted by Toptomcat View Post
    Where on that page is it used in that sense?
    Here is one:

    Despite the unquestioned zeal of St. Johnís alumni for seminars, the next half hour offers irrefutable proof of the validity of Newtonís first law.

    If one were to be very picky, one would write "St. John's's", but I doubt there is anyone who would actually do so.

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