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Hi James
Nice class!
Weel, i got stuck sometimes to use (‘s and s’). Could you check for me, if this sentences are rights ?
“The dog of Chris ate the food.”

Which one is correct ?
1 – Chris’s dog ate the food.
2 – Chris’ dog ate the food

If you can send me an answers, i’ll be glad.
Rey

Sunday, April 19th 2009

    Both of them are correct, as james explained in the lesson.
    The first case is usual case.
    In the second case we take of the ‘s’ because the pronunciation is difficult. If you use this form, you must use it through out of the whole document, otherwise, it becomes confusing!

    Monday, July 19th 2010

      That’s right, you got it!

      Thursday, September 2nd 2010

    the sentence which is correct is the first one

    Thursday, August 18th 2011

amm confusin’ I guess the first statement is the right one:D

Friday, July 10th 2009

the second is correct

Saturday, November 14th 2009

HEY, YOU ARE VERY GOOD ON ALL TOPIC THAT TEACH.
NOW I ASK THE QUESTION: HOW I CAN HANDLE PRONUNCIATION, THIS IS MY MAYOR PROBLEM; IF YOU CAN PLEASE HELP ME.
THANK YOU
JOSE10

Thursday, May 13th 2010

thanks james!

Friday, July 30th 2010

What happens when there are more than one James?

Say for arguments sake St James’s park was dedicated to two St James’s – how do you get that accross?
How will the reader know that the park is possed by two?

Another example (more likely to occur) would be when you say ‘The James’s household’ – how does that work when you want the reader to know that the household is the home of more than one person with the surname James?

Thursday, September 2nd 2010

    This is a very rare and particular case, but first we need to make “James” plural — to show that there is more than one James family or saint. So it would become Jameses (pronounced the same as “James’s”). Then if we are talking about possession with the multiple Jameses, it will become Jameses’s or Jameses’. In this case, the first option is quite difficult to pronounce, so we might use the second. In thirty years of speaking English, I have never run into this, though!

    Thursday, September 2nd 2010

      you are good , hahahahahah

      Thursday, January 6th 2011

HI JAMES WHEN WE SAY THE OTHER PERSON THEN KEEP IT UP .WHAT IS THESE KINDS OF SENTENCES

Friday, January 28th 2011

can it use for ‘z’ too , if the pronunciation is difficult?

Monday, March 7th 2011

Hello James, I would like to know which of these sentences is correct.
1. Rosel and John’s wedding
2. Rosel’s and John’s wedding
Thank you and hear from you soon^^

Sunday, March 20th 2011

Hi James !
Thank you for your nice lesson on the EngVid.By the way, I’d like to ask you a question: Could you tell me the meaning of “a couple of” ? Does that mean : 1)two or 2) a few ?
I’d appreciate your soon response.

Friday, March 25th 2011

where is the Quiz ? is important to do that

Thursday, April 14th 2011

I listen it before pronunciation .what is the pronunciation ???

Thursday, April 28th 2011

when can i use he does not and he do not

Friday, May 13th 2011

James
so easy for you.
you did great lesson,I had lerned now. now means today. lol
thanks…

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

Hi James!
Thank you for that useful lesson.
with best wishes to you Edyta from Poland

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

HI JAMES..
REALLY YOUR LECTURE IS VERY GOOD
THANKS V. MUCH

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

this is amazing. How much money wasted in Berlitz and another unnecesary and unusefull intitutes.thank you guys.

Sunday, July 31st 2011

I got it!!!
Before watching this lesson I was still confused, but now it’s crystal clear. Thank you to James, to engVid and to all of you.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

Thanks James.
I like it.

Monday, October 31st 2011

Thanks!

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Hi James, My English teacher once said to me that “‘S” is actually for American English but “S'” is for British English.. so was that wrong? because from your explanation I conclude that I can actually use both regardless the dialect.

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Hi dear James..
i am in serious trouble ,i am facing spelling mistakes problem…i forgot the spelling of one word that i may write right in previous paragraph…i am so confused what to do and what not…i have write an essay of 3000+ words in one of my CSS exam..i need your help…looking forward for your reply

Friday, December 16th 2011

Pretty much he explained the use of ‘s and s’, the key is consistency, if you start using one when your are writing something, you must use it throughout… pretty clear to me…. and I just been in contact with English for 4 months only, since I came to the US. Keep up the good work James, your helping Cubans like me understand and enjoy the language

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

James, you are the man. Thanks

Monday, February 6th 2012

Hello James,, could you plz let e know about

Monday, February 6th 2012

Hi Mr. James,

thank you for your videos. this is my first post. i would like to ask you what is the different from this words.

1. urgent matters calls only.
2. urgent matters call only.

what is the different. should we add “s” or not.

thanks in advance.
waiting your answer.

i love this site.
thank you very much.

Friday, February 17th 2012

James’s Condom .. ahaha I like that part .. thanks james.
it’s very helpful

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Hello James,
Now, that was a complete bouncer. LOL

Still confused with ‘S and S’

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

OK now, ‘S is understood.
Please answer this now:-
1. childrens’ hat/hats
Here children=plural noun, so it means talk is about is about more than one child for ONE hat or TWO hats

Which one is correct and why? OR both are correct?

Cheers

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

thanks. it is a good lesson.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

great teacher!

Saturday, June 30th 2012

What if there are 2 James who own a Snake. Would it be:
James’s Snake

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Hi James,

I would like to ask you regarding to this topic.
Do we say
1. “group presentation” or group’s presentation”
2. “door handle” or door’s handle”

Could you please explain why it should be so?
Thank you

Saturday, October 27th 2012

You are my favourite teacher!!! I wish you all the best!!! :)

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

You a always right I love love love love you!!!!

Saturday, January 5th 2013

thanks for the lesson James

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Thank you very much for this lesson. It will help me a lot.

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

then james’s it’s right

thanks a lot for your time

Monday, April 1st 2013

This is the best teacher in the world ever!!

Monday, September 9th 2013

Is it the same rule with plural nouns?

Kids’s toys.
Kids’ toys.

Is it correct?

Saturday, January 11th 2014

I see all yours lessons without quiz, but really you have good methods for teaching.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014
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