Qantas' or Qantas's

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esiadow

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Oct 2015

Total posts 1

If one is using the word Qantas in the possessive context, that is pronouncing the "iz", then the grammatically correct term, is Qantas's.

Sorry to be pedantic, but Qantas' is just not pronounceable! Even the spellchecker picks it up.

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 196

Oooh my favourite kind of pedant! Its good to meet another of me.


But considering it's an acronym, wouldn't it be QANTAS's?


Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,055

While a small number of style guides indicate that a possessive noun ending in S should gain 's at the end (e.g. Qantas's), many more indicate that the choice is the writer's to make, who can either use a sole apostrophe (e.g. Qantas') or use 's: the tip being to be consistent in usage in either case.

Here, we use the apostrophe only – which looks cleaner too, especially for larger brand names like Singapore Airlines', Qatar Airways', Etihad Airways' and so on.

Last editedby Chris Chamberlin at Aug 21, 2019, 08:40 AM.

Nickj338395

Member since 21 Aug 2019

Total posts 5

Inclined to a sole apostrophe. Like james'. Love ET for the variety from whiskey (or whisky) to grammar.

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