How do you form the plural and the plural possessive of family names ending in s?

Form the plural of family names ending in by adding es. For example, below are the plural forms of the names Myers, Daniels, Forlines, and Collins:





Form the plural possessive of these names by adding an apostrophe after the final s:

the Myerses’ house

the Danielses’ cat

the Forlineses’ car

the Collinses’ boat

Read more about apostrophes


Published 29 January 2020

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