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Is it Chris' book or Chris's book? I know some names that end in S require you to put the apostrophe after the S for possessive, but what is the exception to this rule?

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I've long worried about how to handle apostrophe s, and the rule you use for kids—put an s after the apostrophe if it's pronounced—is the only one that makes sense and leads to consistent usage.

There's no authoritative source for gammar. People like to reference S&W, Chigaco Manual of Style, etc., but this is one area where a simple rule like this really makes sense.

Exampl-Join us in celebrating Doris's 80th Birthday.

Is this proper English?

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cpu walk 970Join us in celebrating Doris's 80th Birthday. Is this proper English?

Yes.

Which is grammatically correct ? Should it be Dallas' dad or Dallas's dad

Is the last name Helms made possessive as Helms’ or Helms’s

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anonymous Which is grammatically correct ? Should it be Dallas' dad or Dallas's dad

Dallas's dad.

Is the last name Helms made possessive as Helms’ or Helms’s?

I borrowed Frank Helms's car.

This is the Helmses' house.