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    May 19, 2010, 06:34 PM
    Apostrophe, or no apostrophe?
    When someone has a last name that ends in and "s", what's the correct way to show possession?

    For example, would it be:

    Birkerts' essay
    Birkerts essay
    Birkerts's essay

    ??

    I'm supposed to be writing a paper about an essay by Birkerts.
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    May 19, 2010, 06:54 PM
    If you would pronounce it "Birkertsez," type s's. If you would pronounce it "Birkerts," use s'. My choice would be s-apostrophe.
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    May 19, 2010, 06:56 PM

    Thank you! I knew you would know the answer! :)
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    May 19, 2010, 06:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by justcurious55 View Post
    Thank you! I knew you would know the answer! :)
    You're welcome. I'm an expert on a grammar site. :D

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