Google thing at work|
|Date:||March 8th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Or were you deliberately using the historical present?
Or what about the apostrophe ess after "majes": "majes's kids"? If a word ends in the "s" sound and you want to make it possessive, you only add the apostrophe, not the apostrophe ess. Of course, you know that, since you correctly wrote "kids' computer" (I assume he has more than one kid), so I want my Queue Point! <grin>
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)|| |
According to the Chicago Manual of Style, single nouns that end in ess, with the exception of "Jesus", get an apostrophe ess to make them possessive, just like any other single nouns.
Plural nouns, like "kids", just get an apostrophe to make them possessive.
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC)|| |
Why is Jesus so special, anyway?
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)|| |
I think Chicago prefers to leave it because it's just so heavily a tradition to do it that way or something.
Oh, freakin' Chicago Manual of Style! What do those Midwesterners know anyway?! ;) What do Strunk & White have to say?
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 05:53 am (UTC)|| |
Too lazy to Google
What's the "historical present"? (I'm guessing it's the "I discover" bit? If so, yes, that was intentional.)
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Too lazy to Google