Monday, February 26, 2007


I've been wondering about apostrophes for words that end with s or an s sound. I know chapter ten touches on this briefly, mentioning that one can add an extra s, but what's preferred these days? I usually just go with the apostrophe after the s (Congress'). Is one way more acceptable than the other? Is it up to the publication to decide its own style for apostrophes?

1 comment:

Pat said...

Pages 172 and 173 of the textbook list the differences among style manuals. The style you use will be determined by the publisher you work for.

In the MANOA office, we follow The Chicago Manual.