Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Possessive Apostrophe

It's Wordie Wednesday and time for a grammar review again care of the Blue Grammar Book.

Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.


one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house

NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.

Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather
Ms. Straus's daughter
Jose Sanchez's artwork
Dr. Hastings's appointment (name is Hastings)
Mrs. Lees's books (name is Lees)

Colleen Degnan Johnson
CMJ Office

1 comment:

Becky Jamison said...

I didn't know it was preferred to add the s after the apostrophe in words ending in s. Glad you told me!