Confusing Apostrophes

A friend recently wrote, “I see so many apostrophe usages I’m not sure if it goes before or after the s!” She’s not alone. Here’s an easy solution. To show possession, simply add ’s to the word in question. Like this: Jason’s friend. The men’s team. It only gets confusing when the word already ends in s. Then you have the option of dropping the second s. Like this: Chris’s work or Chris’ work.  The girls’s team or the girls’ team. The good news? Both are correct; it’s a style call.


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