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Ok I'm a little ashamed to say this--But sometimes I just don't know when to add an apostrophe.
For example:

Jim's car
Marius' Guitar
BUT..
Hotel room(why not hotel's room?)
Car's door (or car door)
Members' posts or members post?
How can I determine?!

I'm really lost with all of this(or these?) --Could someone please elighten me?
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WesternAmerican How can I determine?!

I'm really lost with all of this(or these?) --Could someone please elighten me?
Hi,
there are lots of threads about this, and... no answer there. There's no answer, you have to trust your ear... There could be some rules of thumb, but there's no general rules that makes sense in every case.
WesternAmericanOk I'm a little ashamed to say this--But sometimes I just don't know when to add an apostrophe.
For example:

Jim's car [correct]
Marius' G guitar [I believe some will write Marius' and others Marius's. Maybe guru Marius can comment on this.]
BUT..
Hotel room (why not hotel's room?) [Sometimes a noun can be used as an adjective. That's why 'hotel room'.]
Car's door (or car door) [Car door]
Members' posts or members post? [members' posts]
How can I determine?!

I'm really lost with all of this(or these?) --Could someone please elighten me?
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WesternAmericanMarius' G guitar [I believe some will write Marius' and others Marius's. Maybe guru Marius can comment on this.]
This has already been discussed. It was said that it should be written as "Marius's", i.e. that only the plural nouns don't have "s" following the apostrophe and that names ending in "s" should have it, even though they end in "s".

@ Western:
"Ok I'm a little ashamed to say this--But sometimes I just don't know when to add an apostrophe."

If this can be of any comfort to you, I'll never learn how to use the articles Emotion: smile
Hi Loojka

This has already been discussed. It was said that it should be written as "Marius's", i.e. that only the plural nouns don't have "s" following the apostrophe and that names ending in "s" should have it, even though they end in "s".

Could give please let me know which post?

Thanks.
Yoong LiatCould give please let me know which post?
I don't know how to put direct link to the post, but here's the thread:
http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/GenitiveCaseAndPlural/vpcvc/Post.htm
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... ok, got it now, here's the correction:

Genitive case and plural
Thanks, Loojka.
Yep, but some people (I guess mainly Americans), write "Chris' car" even if they say it like "Chris's car"... That is, if a noun ends with an s, they only add an apostrophe even though they pronounce the additional s. Emotion: smile
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