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Lux’ or Lux’s

If I am writing someone’s name and the name is Lux, do I write Lux’ or Lux’s to show possesion?

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In this case, write "Lux's."

speedwell2 October 25, 2004 @ 8:14AM

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I would say "Lux's" as well.

Astartes October 26, 2004 @ 10:17PM

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Certainly LUX'S.

Dave3 October 27, 2004 @ 1:29PM

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"Lux's" sounds like a restaurant name!

pirobizen October 27, 2004 @ 9:49PM

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Well, they are building a "Grand Lux Cafe" not too far from our corporate HQ in Houston.

speedwell2 October 28, 2004 @ 8:06AM

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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)?

GP1 November 13, 2004 @ 9:41PM

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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. :)

speedwell2 November 15, 2004 @ 7:58AM

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yes i agree with " Lux's" to show possesion

passerby November 16, 2004 @ 12:34PM

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