- Is it the Smiths or the Smith’s?
- Is it Chris’s or Chris?
- Is it Davis’s or Davis?
- What is the possessive form of Jones?
- How do you make a name that ends in s possessive?
- Is it Williams’s or Williams?
- Is it James or James’s?
- Is it Thomas or Thomas’s?
- Where does the apostrophe go when a name ends in s?
- How do you make Charles possessive?
- How do you pluralize the last name Jones?
- What is correct Jones or Jones’s?
Is it the Smiths or the Smith’s?
The Smiths is plural for “Smith” and means there is more than one person named Smith and the invitation is from them all.
When in doubt, we like to use “The Smith Family”.
The Smith’s (with an apostrophe before the s) is the possessive of “Smith” and indicates one person ownership..
Is it Chris’s or Chris?
Which is correct, Chris’s chair or Chris’ chair? James’s car or James’ car? Actually, both ways are correct. If a proper name ends with an s, you can add just the apostrophe or an apostrophe and an s.
Is it Davis’s or Davis?
According to Grammarbook.com, the nerds of the world will argue heatedly on the subject for eternity, but the most roundly accepted rule is to include the apostrophe, along with an extra “S.” (Davis’s rather than Davis’).
What is the possessive form of Jones?
If you’re following Associated Press style, you add just a lone apostrophe after the S, but if you’re following the Chicago Manual of Style, you add an apostrophe and an S after Jones to make it possessive. It’s Bridget Jones’s Baby and not Bridget Jones’ Baby because the studio decided to go with Chicago style.
How do you make a name that ends in s possessive?
To form the possessive, add apostrophe + s to the noun. If the noun is plural, or already ends in s, just add an apostrophe after the s.
Is it Williams’s or Williams?
Plural Is Not the Same As Possessive First, the apostrophe makes the names possessive, and when we send greetings, they are from us, not from something we own. The names Smith and Williams would need to be in the possessive case only if the greeting were from Jane Smith’s hamster or John Williams’s goldfish.
Is it James or James’s?
Commentary: both James’ birthday and James’s birthday are grammatically correct. Remember: it’s up to you! Use the version which best matches how you would pronounce it. Use James’s if you pronounce it “Jamesiz”, but use James’ if you pronounce it “James”.
Is it Thomas or Thomas’s?
So a safe solution is to treat singular nouns ending in S the same way you treat singulars nouns not ending in S: Form the possessive with an apostrophe and an S. Thomas’s house. The important thing to remember is that Thomas is singular.
Where does the apostrophe go when a name ends in s?
Use an apostrophe + S (‘s) to show that one person/thing owns or is a member of something. Yes, even if the name ends in “s,” it’s still correct to add another “‘s” to create the possessive form. It is also acceptable to add only an apostrophe to the end of singular nouns that end in “s” to make them possessive.
How do you make Charles possessive?
By adding an apostrophe and an s we can manage to transform most singular nouns into their possessive form: the car’s front seat. Charles’s car.
How do you pluralize the last name Jones?
You make Jones plural by adding “es” because it ends in “s,” but adding an apostrophe and “s” after that would make it difficult to pronounce (Joneseses) so you just add the apostrophe. Again, the main thing to remember is not to change the basic spelling of a person’s name.
What is correct Jones or Jones’s?
The Joneses is correct because it indicates more than one member of the family. The Jones’s indicates possession, as in the Jones’s home. Simply add an s to the end of your last name to indicate the message is coming from more than one family member. If your name ends in s or z, as in Jones or Juarez, add es.