Spelling, Capitalization, & Punctuation


The image above was published in The Toronto Star on October 17, 2011. The following tip, found in Spelling, Capalization, & Punctuation, published by Permacharts

Spelling, Capitalization and Punctuation by Permacharts Laminated Quick Reference Study Guide

Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation

, would have come in handy prior to printing the sign:

“To Indicate Possession

  • For words not ending with an s or a z sound, add ‘s: the baby’s rattle/ the children’s treehouse / somebody’s drink
  • For words ending in an s or a z sound, add an apostrophe: the babies’ rattle / the Guinness’ sake / the thesis’ length
  • With names of more than one syllable, use either ‘s or (‘), unless additional s makes the word difficult to pronounce: Thomas’s (Thomas’) / Aziz’s (Aziz’) / Genesis’ (not Genesis’s)”

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