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    Talking Possessive Adjective

    I would like to know when we have "the case" on possessive adjective like Whos birthday is it? Its Erika's birthday! The rule says that u use 's for names how happens when the name ends with S Ex. Jesus. Its Jesus's Birthday????


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    Re: Possessive Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaTeixeira View Post
    I would like to know when we have "the case" on possessive adjective like Whos birthday is it? Its Erika's birthday! The rule says that u use 's for names how happens when the name ends with S Ex. Jesus. Its Jesus's Birthday????
    Jesus' birthday

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    Re: Possessive Adjective

    There is disagreement about this. Some usage manuals say, "Jesus's name," and others say, "Jesus' name." The current trend is toward spelling it like you say it. If you say, "Jeezusez name," then spell it, "Jesus's name."

    There is no set rule that everyone agrees on.


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    Re: Possessive Adjective

    so there is no rule for it???

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    Re: Possessive Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaTeixeira View Post
    I would like to know when we have "the case" on possessive adjective like Whos birthday is it? Its Erika's birthday! The rule says that u use 's for names how happens when the name ends with S Ex. Jesus. Its Jesus's Birthday????
    Quote Originally Posted by ErikaTeixeira View Post
    so there is no rule for it???
    Nope. But there is about the spelling of /hu:z/ :

    belonging to whom - whose
    'who is' or 'who has' - who's



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