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  •  Was I supposed to put that last "s" on there?? nt (1+ / 0-)
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    Well, now you are just trying to be reasonable...and I'm in NO mood to be reasonable!

    by quiet in NC on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 07:20:17 PM PDT

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      quiet in NC

      i had the same question awhile back.

      yes--it is grammatically correct to put the "s" after the apostrophe.  by doing so, you will be correct, even if others tell you you're wrong.  because there are 'traditions' of not using the last "s" for some names.  these 'traditions' have changed over time.

      but it seems a current 'tradition' is to not use it for Jesus, even though that same person would usually use it for James.

      i decided to always use the last "s" because...otherwise i'm letting other people decide for me who i should "honor" in any certain way.

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