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Anonymous:
Please advise where the apostrophe "s" should be for name Gladys... i.e. Gladys's sweater or Gladys' sweater. I have looked at this for so long that neither is making sense right now.

Thank you so much! Kalli
Both of Gladys's sweater and Gladys' sweater are OK.

paco
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Anonymous:
Thank you Paco! I appreciate the help.

Cheers - Kalli
Although I believe it's technically correct to use either version, it will sound very awkward (to a native speaker) with certain names. For example, "It's Chris' car" or "Ross' house is on fire." With names, I always use use apostrophe + s regardless, because it sounds much more natural to me.
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Hi

How do you pronounce "s" in "Gladys"? Is it "S" or "Z"? I thought it would be "Z". If it is "S", we should say "Gladys's", but if it is "Z", either versions are OK according to grammarians.

paco
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Paco2004Hi

How do you pronounce "s" in "Gladys"? Is it "S" or "Z"? I thought it would be "Z". If it is "S", we should say "Gladys's", but if it is "Z", either versions are OK according to grammarians.

paco
It's pronounced as an "s".
Thethenothere123
Paco2004Hi

How do you pronounce "s" in "Gladys"? Is it "S" or "Z"? I thought it would be "Z". If it is "S", we should say "Gladys's", but if it is "Z", either versions are OK according to grammarians.

paco
It's pronounced as an "s".
I see! So it should be "Gladys's" just as we say "Ross's".

paco
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Anonymous:
Either is acceptable in today's society. For a full insight into this issue, look up Apostrophe in Wikipedia.
Anonymous:
My name is "Nafees" so I faced that dilemma before. I use "Nafees's car" and pronounce it "Nafees-es car".

I forgot which websites I looked at before deciding that was the correct way to go about it.
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