As in “congress intent”
IDK sure, BUT it looks like it should have as few S’s as possible…. there are so many now…
It should be “congress”, because whenever there is a word that ends in an “S”, an apostrophe must come after the S.
For example: my teacher’s name is Mrs. soles
Mrs. Solis’ cat fell off a building. To correct
Mrs. Solis’ cat fell off a building. Incorrect
Mrs. Solis’s looks weird now, doesn’t it?
In short, the answer is the intention of Congress
Source(s): Ms. Vierk-Language Arts Teacher (I h8)
It’s actually from Congress. You would only add an apostrophe if the word was already plural, for example the possessive for congress is congress’. At this point, however, I think both are so prevalent that omitting the s is generally considered acceptable and comes down to personal choice. I prefer it
According to Strunk and White, even singular words that end in “s” should be made possessive by adding “‘s” (with some exceptions for specific irregular words). This is therefore “the intention of Congress”. On a personal note, this is how I was taught years ago and have been instructing the courts ever since.
Source(s): William Strunk and EB White, The Elements of Style, third edition (1979).
This is one of those things that makes learning English difficult for foreigners. Actually, OUTRA is correct – it can be spelled correctly as “congress” or “congress”.
The first – Because Congress is a multiple body and not an individual, referring to it in the plural “S apostrophe”, as in example one, is ALWAYS correct.
Possessives for words ending in ‘s’ are created by adding an apostrophe.
Congress’…..don’t add the ” ‘s”