United States's or United States'?


Some proper nouns end in s, like Ross and United States. But if you need to make the name possessive, Ross and United States aren't the same. When a name contains its own plural, some styles call for different rules. As a result, Ross's hat and the United States' history can both be correct. Here's what you need to know.

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