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If I am writing someone’s name and the name is Lux, do I write Lux’ or Lux’s to show possesion?
Isn't the rule that you only leave off the s after the apostrophe if it comes after an s that you've added for some other reason (i.e. making it plural)?
November 13, 2004, 9:41pm
Generally, yes, but here the confusion arose between the written S and the pronounced S sound at the end of X. It's a natural and common error and essentially shows that the person does actually care somewhat about doing things right. :)
November 15, 2004, 7:58am
yes i agree with " Lux's" to show possesion
November 16, 2004, 12:34pm
In this case, write "Lux's."
October 25, 2004, 8:14am
I would say "Lux's" as well.
October 26, 2004, 10:17pm
October 27, 2004, 1:29pm
"Lux's" sounds like a restaurant name!
October 27, 2004, 9:49pm
Well, they are building a "Grand Lux Cafe" not too far from our corporate HQ in Houston.
October 28, 2004, 8:06am
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