Possessive Forms of Words Ending in S

Finally, I got the time to join Mommy C5’s new meme…Continuous Learning. What I want to share this week is the possessive forms of nouns. I always get confuse as to when to add apostrophe and s (’s) or just an apostrophe (’) to the words that end in s. So here are some rules…

-Add only an apostrophe (’) to plural nouns ending in s.
e.g. the boys toys

-Add an apostrophe and s (’s) to one-syllable noun that ends in s.
e.g. Tess’s bag

However, if the next word starts with s, add only apostrophe (’) to the possessor.
e.g. Tess suitcase

-Add only an apostrophe (’) to more-than-one-syllable nouns ending in s.
e.g. Andres pants

-Add an apostrophe (’) to proper nouns with two or more syllables that have an s sound before the last s sound.
e.g. Moises house

Confusing, huh? But if you will know the rules by heart, you’ll not get confuse ever. Care to share some knowledge with us? Just hit the badge to join.

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