Susan Smith- Daily Record Columnist
Q: How do you handle the possessive when the person’s name ends in the letter s? For example, James had a dog. Is that James’ dog or James’s dog?
A: If you want a succinct, clear, classic answer to a grammar question, you can’t beat “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B. White (of “Charlotte’s Web” fame.)
And what did the authors’ choose as their very first, page one rule?
“Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding apostrophe s, as in ’s.