Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, AP vs. Chicago style, Chicago Manual of Style, possessive case, possessives
Which is correct?
On December 24th, a lot of children can be found gazing out windows for a glimpse of _________ sleigh.
a. Santa Claus’
b. Santa Claus’s
Answer: It depends.
The AP Stylebook says to add just an apostrophe for the possessive form of a name ending in s; the Chicago Manual of Style says to add a second s as well.
If you have to follow one guide or the other, there’s your answer. Otherwise, decide which one you prefer and just be consistent. It’ll keep you on the “nice” list, grammar-wise at least.
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