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Scant evidence of my madness
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From: angelajenessa Date: November 27th, 2003 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Well I know it gets used differently in APA - long ago I quit paying attention to Chicago Style. I believe it has a slight rule difference but I cannot call upon it from memory. I think that all three mostly agree they just have a few different rules such as dropping the s at the end of the apostrophe if the next word begins with an s.

I think if you were writing an English paper (meaning like for an English class) then I would try and use it correctly -- otherwise if you were using it in any kind of correspondence or anything outside the realm of academia (and most academics that did not study English this would fly right past them anyway) I would just use whatever you see most highly used. Most people are not quite aware of the rule anyway.
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