work-shy plague-monkey (no_touching) wrote in linguaphiles,
work-shy plague-monkey

English punctuation

I’m struggling with a possessive apostrophe question. If the name of a company contains a plural as its final word (e.g. Super Eggs), does the possessive apostrophe follow the plural form (Super Eggs’) because the word is plural, or the singular form (Super Eggs’s) because the company itself is a single entity?

LATE EDIT (sorry, I don't seem to be getting comment notifications): I'm very familiar with the normal rules of possessive apostrophes, and fall strongly in the camp of singular names ending in s take a "'s" possessive (e.g. Chris's) (although, as others have pointed out, the biblical figures Jesus and Moses are treated as exceptions for some unknown reason). Super Egg's is clearly not the answer, and never entered into the discussion. Anyway, missing the notifications, I went with Super Eggs' (obviously with real company name) because a friend told me that is what his MLA Guide suggests. But thanks for all your input!

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