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Do you use an apostrophe to show possession?

Do you use an apostrophe to show possession?

Explanation: An apostrophe and the letter ‘s’ are used to show possession.It is important to put the apostrophe in the correct place, either before the ‘s’ or after the ‘s’, depending on whether the subject is singular or plural.

How do you write possessive names?

Names are pluralized like regular words. Add -es for names ending in “s” or “z” and add -s for everything else. When indicating the possessive, if there is more than one owner add an apostrophe to the plural; if there is one owner, add ‘s to the singular (The Smiths’ car vs. Smith’s car).

How do you use an apostrophe in a possessive case?

Apostrophe Rules for Possessives

  1. Use an apostrophe +”s” (‘s) to show that one person/thing owns or is a member of something.
  2. Use an apostrophe after the “s” (s’) at the end of a plural noun to show possession.
  3. If a plural noun doesn’t end in “s,” add an apostrophe + “s” to create the possessive form.

How do you write the possessive of a name that ends in s?

If a proper name ends with an s, you can add just the apostrophe or an apostrophe and an s. See the examples below for an illustration of this type of possessive noun. You’re sitting in Chris’ chair.

How do you pluralize the last name Davis?

Plural Last Name Examples: If your last name is Jones, you will change it to Joneses. If your last name is Davis, you will change is to Davises.

How do you make Lois possessive?

The thing is, that when I send a story at the Archive, my GE said, among the other corrections, that “Lois’s” is correct and not “Lois’”. “When the word is in the SINGULAR,” he said, “you do add an s. You do not add one only if it is in the PLURAL.”

How do you make the name Louis possessive?

As Louis is spelt louis, the possesive form goes after the whole name: louis’ or louis’s (remember you’re missing the ‘e-‘ out in Louis’s, and the whole -es from Louis’).

Where do you put the apostrophe to show possession?

We use apostrophes to show possession by adding either the apostrophe + ‘s’ (‘s) or just an apostrophe to the end of the noun showing possession.