How do you show possession when using Spanish names?

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How to you properly show possession when writing in English, but using a character with a spanish name - i.e. José or Carlos

 

José hair was brown. Carlos car was a Ford.

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Because you are writing in English, possessives of Spanish proper names are formed the same way as for English proper names -- with an apostrophe and S.

 

This seems odd (and looks odd) because Spanish does not use the apostrophe S structure. Spanish uses possessive pronouns, possessive adjectives, and the preposition "of" to indicate possession.

 

"El autombile de Carlos era un Ford."  (It has been many years. I hope I got that right.)

link comment edited May 02 '12 at 02:54 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow
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If you mix Spanish sintaxis and English words, you get Spanglish.

link comment answered May 05 '12 at 02:46 josue miraflores New member

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