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    Apostraphe

    If a person's name ends in the letter "s", would the possesive require an additional "s" after the apostraphe or do you only add the apostraphe? For example: I went to Doctor Simmons' office or I went to Doctor Simmons's office?


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    Re: Apostraphe

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    If a person's name ends in the letter "s", would the possessive require an additional "s" after the apostrophe or do you only add the apostrophe? For example: I went to Doctor Simmons' office or I went to Doctor Simmons's office?
    You can do either. It is an open question which is better. Some people prefer to omit the "s", others prefer to include it.

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    Re: Apostraphe

    You will probably get several opinions on this, but I prefer:

    Dr. Simmons' office

    The Williams' residence

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