Is possession for nouns that end in x indicated by a quotation mark alone or is the quotation mark accompanied by an s?
July 13, 2009 10:35 PM Subscribe
Genuinely dumb question to waste on the brain trust here but: when nouns end in x, do you indicate possession with just a quotation mark or do you need to include the s?
posted by christhelongtimelurker to Writing & Language (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Examples of proper use:
-noun that ends without an s-'s
-noun that ends in s-'s
Use in question:
-noun that ends in x-'s
Inspired by a niggling sensation from here.
Perhaps someone waxing brainy on the topic might pose the question of whether possession is auditory, visual or both.
I'd bet dollars to dimes this has been asked before but I couldn't find it.