Originally Posted by adee-gee
Nat dear, can I have a lesson in when to put in an apostrophe please?
by adding 's, you form the possessive singular of nouns, whatever the final consonant.
the witch's malice
Exceptions are the possessives of ancient proper names ending in -es and -is, the possessive Jesus'
, and such forms as for conscience' sake, for righteousness sake.
But such forms as Moses' Laws, Isis's temple
are commonly replaced by
the laws of Moses
the temple of Isis
The pronomial possessives hers, its, theirs, yours, and ours
have no apostrophe. Indefinite pronouns, however, use the apostrophe to show possession.
somebody else's umbrella
A common error is to write it's for its, or vice versa. The first is a contraction, meaning "it is." The second is a possessive.
It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.
cds dvds, etc. do not have an apostrophe. d:
jimmy connor's is also wrong.
i bet deb knows where i got all this info from d: