However, it is equally important to write something in the most proper manner possible. Today I'm reading the Mr. Spencers. There was a flaw here. I'm glad you found it out. The apostrophe is not in its normal place. In fact, it comes after the "s" in spencers. This tells me that John could be another name.
1. Use an apostrophe + "s" ('s) to indicate that one person/thing owns or belongs to something. When it comes to names that finish in "s," style standards differ. Even if the name ends in "s," adding extra "s" to produce the possessive form is correct. For example, Mary's house is called "Mary's house." John's car is called "John's car."
2. If the name ends in "s," then using an apostrophe alone to make the name plural is correct. For example, people with names that end in "s" are called "apostles" and "disciples."
3. To address someone with a name that ends in "s" you must add an "s" after their surname: so, Mary Jones is called "Mrs. Jones." You would address her as "Mary Jones." Even if she wanted you to call her "Mary," she would have to tell you to do so.
4. Names that end in "s" are often used as titles too. So, Peter Smith is called "Mr. Smith." Elizabeth Brown is called "Miss Brown."
5. Finally, names that end in "s" are used to make words plural. So, the name Jessica can be written as one word or two words: "Jessica" or "Jessica.""> Jessica's birthday is on April 2nd.
If a legitimate name ends with an s, you can use either an apostrophe or an apostrophe and an s. For an example of this form of possessive noun, see the examples below. You've taken Chris's seat. She/Her seat was ahead of its time. I'm assuming here that you know how to write the non-possessive form of a name.
To signify that one person/thing owns or is a member of something, use an apostrophe +"s" ('s). When it comes to names that conclude in a "s," style standards differ. Even if the name ends in "s," adding extra "'s" to produce the possessive form is correct. Here are two styles used to indicate the possessive form of names that end in s: (1) add an extra's; (2) put the word "'s" before the letter s.
A Guide to Plural and Possessive Names Add-es are used for names that finish in "s" or "z," while add-s are used for everything else. If there is more than one owner, add an apostrophe to the plural; if there is only one owner, add "s" to the singular (The Smiths' car vs. The Smith's car).
Ownership can also be shown by adding the word "s" or "es" at the end of a name. So, for example, if I had a friend named Lisa, then I could say that she owned two lisas (or lises). Or if I had two friends named Lisa, then I could say that they both owned the same car - even though it has four wheels instead of two.
Names that end in "s", "x", or "y" are called possessives because they indicate that someone owns something. And since we use cars as examples, a car is said to be a possession when it belongs to someone.
Possessives are usually made up of two parts: a noun (the thing being possessed) and a pronoun (which shows who owns it). For example, if I own a book, I can say that it is my possession. But if my friend Joe owns the book, he can say the same thing by saying that it is his possession.