B. The alpha male is often the pack's leader.
C. Mary was dominant among Jesus' disciples.
D. The north forty has always been my family's land.
A. Icarus's should be Icarus'
Words ending in S don't get the extra S after the apostrophe.
I would say A. simply because the convention has become NOT to double a final 's' of a name to make it possessive (like in C., where the final 's' in Jesus is not doubled).
A. should read: Icarus' fate was sealed ...
Am I right?
They are all correct. A and C demonstrate two opposing conventions, however: one maintains that the "s" is used with words ending in "s," while the other style truncates the possessive "s" with such words. To be completely correct, one should adhere to one standard or the other, rather than mixing them.
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