I ran into a problem when I was editing my novel. What do you do when you need the possessive of a person whose name ends in S? Two of my characters are in the beginning of a fight, Mandaro and Torres. The line that confused me is this: Mandaro pushed Torres arm aside. Should it be:
Mandaro pushed Torres’ arm aside?
Mandaro pushed Torres’s arm aside?
Mandaro pushed Torres’es arm aside?
The problem arises often—
Or a plural possessive –
The classes homework
The Jones car
I like to say that the punctuation will be clear to you if you read your work out loud, but this situation wasn’t. Your opinion?
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