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How to Use Apostrophes with Words Ending in ‘ESS’

The debate about using apostrophe + s with a word that ends in ‘ess’

There’s some disagreement between the major style guides about how to form the possessive of an ess word. Some people (and style guides) believe that a possessive ess word shouldn’t take an extra s after an apostrophe — particularly if the word that comes next also…

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