pronunciation of apostrophe?
do you pronounce it as boys cars or boyses (not correct grammar just used to show pronunciation) cars.
boy’s – possessive for one boy
boys’ – possessive for more than one boy
They sound identical when one says them. The listener has to figure it out from context (the larger meaning of the sentence).
Chris – one kid with the name
Chrises – more than one kid with the name
Chris’s – belongs to one kid named Chris
Chrises’ – belongs to several kids all named Chris
The last three are pronounced as two syllables, and sound identical when spoken.
It would be pronounced just like the plural: boys, not “boyses” (although I like it!).
The added “z” sound at the end is when it is the saxon genitive of a singular ending in s, not plural. And even then, it’s sometimes tricky because it doesn’t always sound right.
Q: who does this book belong to?
A: It’s James’ (pronounced Jamses) — ok
At least…I think!
I think if the word ends in an “s” as in “Jesus” that you add the “-es” sound.
However, I stand to be corrected on this.
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