This video from The Onion is absolutely hilarious. While I was howling with laughter, I couldn't help but notice a punctuation goof in this caption:
James' Mother Loved Him Despite Disability
Where does The Onion go wrong? It fails to use an apostrophe + s with a singular noun to show possession.
- To show possession with a singular noun, add apostrophe + s. The rule applies even if the noun already ends in s.
- To show possession with a plural noun that ends in s, add an apostrophe. The ladies' handbags were piled on a chair.
Correction: James's Mother Loved Him Despite Disability