[Ads-l] Heard on FBI Files

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 14 00:57:50 UTC 2018

Both  _-s'_ and _-s's_ used by the speaker in the same sentence:

"He took the screwdriver that he had found in _Charles'_ truck and used it
to kill _Charles's_ mother."

I've always thought that a person used one or the other, but not both.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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