Possessive of s/ss Nouns
I looked this up in The Chicago Manual of Style, but did not get a clear answer whether the possessive of the word princess would be princess's or princess'. Does anyone have any input on which usage is typical these days? i.e.:
Do you have the princess' bath ready?
Do you have the princess's bath ready?
Style manuals generally are leaning toward adding 'es' to form the plural and 's to form the possessive of words ending in 's', but this has not always been the case.
Princess - singular
Princess's - singular possessive
Princesses - plural
Princesses' - plural possessive
|link comment||answered May 22 '13 at 19:49 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow|
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