That's what I said. When the noun that is to be made into a possessor ends in an s such as the word hours in this case an apostrophe is added without another s following that. Actually, I seem to remember from my elementary school grammar classes that another s could be added optionally, but I have rarely, if ever, seen that done. Anyway, in the sentence in question that apostrophe is there making the community service the possession of the hours which would not make sense.
Roger Loran Bailey"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, & the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
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To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 11:06 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question about a sentence
Hi all,Roger, you may be right about all you say, except for one small thing. If you have a possessor, hmmm dunnow what else to call it, and it ends in an S the apostrophe goes after the S and no extra S is added. For example Ann Parsons' opinions may be all wet. Or, those hours' community service. Or, Chris' book. <smiling> Having a name that ends in an S you kinda remember that miniscule detail.I don't think it's going to matter by Tuesday, March 22, 3001, so whatever Hank did with the little scriggle is fine. <smiling>Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info blog: http://www.samobile.net/users/akp/blog Skype: Putertutor "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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