Lewis's or Lewis'

(12 Posts)
Iheartpasties Wed 03-Oct-12 12:48:24

Please can someone help me? Which one is correct? thanks.

LittleBoxes Wed 03-Oct-12 12:49:33

Lewis's. Go by pronunciation - 'Lewis's' is what you'd say out loud.

NellyJob Wed 03-Oct-12 12:50:30

I would choose Lewis' but it's not set in stone and is open to preference/argument.

Either is correct, so use whichever you prefer!

NellyJob Wed 03-Oct-12 12:51:32

Lewis's looks messy.
(my surname ends in S so I have thought about this one)

HeidiHole Wed 03-Oct-12 12:51:52

I write Lewis'. Well my son's name ends in an 's' and thats how I write it.

BreconBeBuggered Wed 03-Oct-12 12:56:06

To me, Lewis' looks neater but Lewis's looks more correct. Both are technically acceptable. Think Bridget Jones's Diary.

BikeRunSki Wed 03-Oct-12 12:56:27

I'd go with Lewis's, as the s of Lewis is part of the name, not a plural "s". We did this as part of Plain English training at work and were taught that it is not set in stone and doesn't really matter, but Bridget Jones's Diary has both "s". Apparently the publishers did some market research to see which spelling their target market preferred.

BikeRunSki Wed 03-Oct-12 12:57:12

x pot Brecon

Iheartpasties Thu 04-Oct-12 07:26:52

Thanks guys!

nickeldaisical Fri 12-Oct-12 16:26:14

i prefer Lewis's , but it is personal preference or "house style"

the department store was Lewis's.

i think Lewis' looks like the possessive plural of Lewi.

The name of the road in which I live finishes with an 's'. At one end of the road, the sign reads 's's' and at the other it ends 's'' hmm

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