possesives in -s
|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 6:41|
> From: Roger Mills <romilly@...>
> Subject: Re: interestin' factoids (mostly language-related)
> I've been taken to task for making the possessive of names ending in -swith
> the simple apostrophe-- Mills' theory, Geurtjens' dictionary, Mr. Roberts'
> which I think is OK in British usage. Or am I wrong on all counts?
I was taught (in school, I suppose) that -s names always take full 's
(Mills's) except for "Jesus".
I don't know whether or not I speak it that way, though.