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hello grammarians hello Paige hi David so we're talking about possession for names or words ending in the letter S so there's some confusion I think about what to do if you've got to make someone's name possessive if their name ends in an S like for example my friend Jess if we're talking about Jess and we're talking about something that belongs to her like Jess's hat we know that there should be an apostrophe in there but should there also be an S the answer is yes there had been some debate over this for some time but now let me tell you the answer is yes Jess's hat right it seems like a lot of s is in a row but it's it's important for understanding what someone's trying to say mm-hmm so the same the same thing happens regardless it can be for words ending in s like bus so if we've said you know the the air conditioning on this bus is broken we could say instead to make that a little bit shorter the buses air conditioning is broken right and so we're again we're just taking all of that information about the air conditioning that belongs to the bus all of that is just sort of being bundled up into this apostrophe s and it doesn't matter that bus already ends with an S we're just this this works the same as any other word we're just going to say buses if we wanted to talk about the chili culture of the state of Texas for example we would say Texas's chili culture yeah so it's exactly the same as any other singular word even though it ends in S you still need another s so just and apostrophe s and if you didn't know now you know and that's how to form the possessive for names or words ending an S you can learn anything Dave it out page out