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Source: Chicago Manual of Style
We see mistakes often in the use of possessives. That's because there are rules and exceptions. Here are some rules.
A gerund is a present participle used as a noun. The word itself means "to bear" or "to carry on." In English, gerunds end in -ing. Being a noun, a gerund can be used as
Last week, we gave you some general rules on possessives. This week, let's focus on possessives of proper nouns.
Here are some examples of when the letter s is added to a possessive form. Nouns plural in form, singular in meaning. When the singular form of a noun ending in s looks like a plural and the plural form is the same as the singular, the possessive of both singular and plural is formed by the addition of an apostrophe only. If ambiguity threatens, use of to avoid the possessive.
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