Anonymous:
the singular possessive for business. is it business' or business's?
until very recently I thought it would be "business' "

but I was corrected and now know it is "business's" since it is a singular noun (even though it ends in 's')

here is a great reference for this kind of thing:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/621/01 /
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I love the OWL at Purdue, and it's a great resource.

If the triple S of business's bothers you, you can rewrite: the X of the busines. Or you can say something like "the organization's X" instead.

Please note (both of you) that proper English sentences require proper capitalization and punctuation. There's not much point in getting worried about ss' or ss's if you're not going to pay attention to those points as well.
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Anonymous:
Barbara, please note that the word business ends ss. There's not much point in getting worried about capitalisation and punctuation if you're not going to pay attention to this point as well. Emotion: wink
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