Arkansas Legislature Addresses a Weighty Issue They're calling it the Arkansas Apostrophe Act, or Arkansas'S Apostrophe Act. How to treat the possessive form in the state with a silent 's' at the end? It's an issue that goes back to 1836 when Arkansas became a state. This week, the state House approved a resolution to settle the question: put an apostrophe and extra "s" at the end. Now Arkansas's (or is that pronounced Arkansa's?) state senators will weigh in.
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They're calling it the Arkansas Apostrophe Act, or Arkansas'S Apostrophe Act. How to treat the possessive form in the state with a silent 's' at the end? It's an issue that goes back to 1836 when Arkansas became a state. This week, the state House approved a resolution to settle the question: put an apostrophe and extra "s" at the end. Now Arkansas's (or is that pronounced Arkansa's?) state senators will weigh in.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

An update now on Arkansas's Apostrophe Act. It's an issue that goes back to 1836 when Arkansas became a state. This week, the State House approved a resolution to settle the question of how to treat the possessive form in the state with a silent S at the end: you put an apostrophe and add an extra S. Now, Arkansas's state senators weigh in on this weighty issue of punctuation.

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