Correct English Possessives

Olivier mouse-ducks at
Sat Mar 11 20:07:42 CET 2006

- Donald D. Markstein -

>>> >You may, indeed, apply this rule to names ending in -s -- "Keats'
>>>> poems" is
>>>> as correct as "Keats's poems".

>> No it isn't. [...]
>> In English, the apostrophe followed by S is ALWAYS
>> used to indicate possessive case, except with a PLURAL noun
>> that ends in S.

Would "tolerated" be more correct, then?
(I did check my linguistics book before replying the first time, just in


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