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Joint Possession

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.372
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When joint possession is being shown with nouns, or with an organization’s or business firm’s name, use the possessive form only in the last word of the noun or name.Food and Drug Administration’s policy ... More

Possessive of Compound Terms

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.371
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Use 's after only the last word of a compound term. ...

Possessive Pronouns

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.370
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Do not use 's with possessive pronouns: his, hers, ours, its, yours, theirs, whose.The idea was hers. Give the book its due.Note: Do not confuse the contraction of it is (it's) with the possessive its, ... More

Prime

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.375
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Do not use an apostrophe where a prime sign is intended. Do not use a prime sign as a symbol of measurement. (See also , Nomenclature, Drugs, Chemical Names.)The methyl group was in the 5′ position. ... More

To Show Possession

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.369
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Use the apostrophe to show the possessive case of proper nouns in accordance with the following examples (see also , Eponyms, Nonpossessive Form): Jones' bones (1 person named Jones) the Joneses' bones ... More

Units of Time and Money as Possessive Adjectives

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.374
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With units of time (minute, hour, day, month, year, etc) used as possessive adjectives, an 's is added. The same holds true for monetary terms: ...

Using Apostrophes to Form Plurals

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.373
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Do not use an apostrophe to indicate the plural of a name. Do not use an apostrophe in the name of an organization in which the qualifying term is used as an adjective or an attributive rather than a ... More

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