apostrophe use


Is the apostrophe placed correctly in the phrase "Dr. Byrnes' diagnosis"?

asked Aug 23 '11 at 18:08 Kelly Steward New member

2 answers



actully apostrophe sign should be used at the end of the noun.

and we have kinds of apostrophe "singular 's or plural s' "

link comment answered Aug 24 '11 at 03:03 syedrahim42 New member

Yes.  This is correct.  For names that end in 's' we can put an apostrophe at the end of the noun and avoid putting on another 's', which makes pronounciation more complicated.


Dr. Byrnes' ("s") v. Dr. Byrnes's ("s'z")

link comment answered Aug 26 '11 at 03:48 Kimberly Expert

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.