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chris evans' ass OR chris evans's ass

i feel like a dolt for not knowing this, and the internet isn't providing a clear answer. one site even suggests always saying the ass of chris evans instead. really? REALLY? the mom of chris evans. the dog of chris evans. THE EVERYTHING OF CHRIS EVANS? there has to be a better way. halp me, flisters, you're my only hope.

in other news, happy 4th of july!

and now i'm off to see the amazing spider-man. :D not bad for a wednesday.

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Date: 2012-07-04 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drinkingstars.livejournal.com
Evans's. Always use the possessive S. Leaving it off is a slippery slope to madness, experts say. I agree.

Darren Criss's ass, for example.

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Date: 2012-07-04 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] berreh.livejournal.com
I was taught to leave the possessive S off words ending in S, Z, and X. It's pretty much like the Oxford comma or the use of 'alright' - half the people you ask will be for it and half will be against it. I say go with which one feels correct to you.

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Date: 2012-07-05 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughing-baubo.livejournal.com
This is what I was taught, too. If the word ends in an ess sound, leave off the s after the possessive apostrophe.


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Date: 2012-07-05 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] berreh.livejournal.com
I get a surprising amount of flak for this - not as much as for 'alright', but I do what I want. :D

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Date: 2012-07-05 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azewewish.livejournal.com
Also what I was taught. Leave off the extra S.

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Date: 2012-07-04 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secrethappiness.livejournal.com
idk, krit the ass of chris evans has a certain ring to it, joie de vivre if you will.

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Date: 2012-07-05 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleurdeliser.livejournal.com
Either way is totes fine! I tend to go with Evans' because that's how I was taught, but as long as you're consistent within the document, it's fine either way.

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Date: 2012-07-05 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shellies.livejournal.com
English teacher says both are acceptable (though I prefer Evans' personally).

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Date: 2012-07-05 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/desertelf_/
I'm sorry, what? I was too distracted by his ass...

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Date: 2012-07-06 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabrinagb.livejournal.com
I was taught to leave off the additional 's' as well. I've always thought the look of Evans' was cleaner and easier to read than Evans's. And as I type this into LJ, LJ likes the first spelling and not the second. lol


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