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#1
And tell me which is grammatically correct:

Chris's book is over at my house.

Chris' book is over at my house.

Since Chris is a single person, would you not add an apostrophe and an s? Or just an apostrophe?
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#2
I'm pretty sure you don't ever add the s after the apostrophe...and my name is Chris gimme my ****in book back
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And tell me which is grammatically correct:

Chris's book is over at my house.

Chris' book is over at my house.

Since Chris is a single person, would you not add an apostrophe and an s? Or just an apostrophe?

I always thought 's was like saying Chris is.

Erm, I'd do it without the s. But, my grammar is terrible.
#6
One s at the end of the word=s apostrophe, but the rule isn't all that consistent, so depending on the teacher, either would work sometimes
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Chris's book is over at my house.

Chris' book is over at my house.


This is the correct answer. Congratulations on your ownage if you're correct.
#10
It is Chris'. That is 100 % correct. You ad the ' but do not ad another s. That is very poor grammar.
#11
chris's

you only to the " s' " if its plural
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#12
My teacher says Chris' and Alex' book and I always thought Chris's....

And I'm not giving your book back. Not until you learn to be responsible!
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#14
I've always thought that if the word ends in an "S" then you just add the apostrophe and rather than apostrophe "S"

I dunno.
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My teacher says Chris' and Alex' book and I always thought Chris's....

And I'm not giving your book back. Not until you learn to be responsible!

Well no Chris' is right but it'd be Alex's otherwise. I do it like that because Chris already has an s. S'what i was taught
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#21
This is pretty evenly split right now.
I always just wrote it the way my teacher wanted me to. It made life easier. My last English teacher (back when I wasn't in England), accepted either one, but my English teacher this year wants no S after the apostrophe if there's one s at the end of the word. I really don't feel like arguing with my teachers on trivial matters like that, so I don't.
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I have yet to see Reva or Oblivion be proven wrong, but I wish they would have said Chris's =(
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Chris' because it already ends with an s.
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My teacher says Chris' and Alex' book and I always thought Chris's....

And I'm not giving your book back. Not until you learn to be responsible!

"Alex' book?"

Your teacher better not be teaching anything above middle school grammar.

Chris's
Alex's
Johnny's

If it's a name and possessive, you add an apostrophe and an S. End of story.
#27
its strange how many people on here are saying chris's

thats too many s's's's's's xD

its definately chris'
#29
I've always known both to be correct. Depends on the teacher for grading purposes though.
#30
i'd put chris's
but for jesus, its a different story. id still put jesus's, but some stuff says its jesus' out of respect (cuz not having that extra s is exactly the kind of respect jesus wants, ya know)
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#31
See I always thought you left out the S if the persons name ended with an S because it just looks stupid.
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#32
Everyone who said it's Chris's can go to the back of the class. You'll be staying after school today and writing some ridiculous phrase about 1000 times. Anytime you add an apostrophe to show possession at the end of a word that ends in S, you drop the S after the apostrophe.

I'm going over to Chris' house.
I'm going over to John's house to beat him up for adding an S after the apostrophe in the previous sentence.

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#33
chris' u dont add another s if it ends in s
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#36
Chris's.

Chris' = Multiple people named Chris (I think).
Chris's = either "Chris is" or suggests that an objects belongs to Chris.
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Everyone who said it's Chris's can go to the back of the class. You'll be staying after school today and writing some ridiculous phrase about 1000 times. Anytime you add an apostrophe to show possession at the end of a word that ends in S, you drop the S after the apostrophe.

I'm going over to Chris' house.
I'm going over to John's house to beat him up for adding an S after the apostrophe in the previous sentence.

Any questions?

I have a question. Since when is "Chris" plural? You put an -'s after singular nouns to make them possessive, regardless of ending.
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#39
It's disputed. Either is correct.

For those Brits adamantly defending Chris' (100 percent sure?), look no further than London and your very own St. James's Park.
#40
it's chris's because chris is singular

just think how you would say it. you would say it is "chris is" book, a clear two syllables. if you were to say something belonged to two girls you would say it is the girls', only one syllable. the apostrophe does not add a syllable, the s does and it is needed
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