[Python-Dev] re: punctuation / spelling
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 07:10:33 -0400 (EDT)
The best on-line writing style guide I know of is the one used by the The
Their advice on possessives is:
Use the normal possessive ending 's after singular words or names that
end in s: boss's, caucus's, Delors's, St James's, Jones's, Shanks's.
Use it after plurals that do not end in s: children's, Frenchmen's,
Use the ending s' on plurals that end in s---Danes', bosses',
Joneses'---including plural names that take a singular verb, eg,
Reuters', Barclays', Stewarts & Lloyds', Salomon Brothers'.
Although singular in other respects, the United States, the United
Nations, the Philippines, etc, have a plural possessive apostrophe:
eg, Who will be the United States' next president?
Strunk & White is also a good, pocket-sized resource, but so far as I know
there is no up-to-date edition on-line.