How do you show possession when using Spanish names?
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.
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.)
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