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    DsD's guide to apostrophes....

    I don't want to sound like a cvnt but I have been reading lots of posts lately with apostrophes everywhere and left out where the they should be one.....Here's a quick guide.

    More than one item, object, subject. Plural.

    Two dogs ( No apostrophe needed )


    To show possession of something.

    The dog's dinner. (The dinner belongs to the dog )

    The dogs' dinners ( Apostrophe to the outside of the letter to show more than one subject )

    Chris's dinner.....NO NO NO! If the subject ends with an *S* we don't add another *S* we move the apostrophe again to the outside.....Reading.....

    Chris' dinner.


    Contractions. ( Short form)

    Informal English requires us to speak and write in contractions. This is where we shorten words or phrases. To show that there is a word/ or are words missing, we put in an apostrophe .

    Here is = here's ( apostrophe added to show the missing *I*)

    It is = It's ( very easily confused with the possessive pronoun, ITS )

    They are = They're

    He is = He's.

    She is = she's.

    There you go. I may have missed something but I have a class in 2 minutes....

    Like I said, not trying to be a cvnt, I'm trying to help...

    Cheers, DsD.

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    thanks

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    Can you define informal English please.

    I was taught that "they're" was not correct unless it was spoken English (in quotes)

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    80s and not 80's

    Also, if i'm not mistake, the apostrophe should also be applied at the end of a surname of a businees shared by two family members.

    Adams' Store for example. Maybe you can correct me on this.

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    Can you please explain the difference between 'loose' and 'lose'?

    There/their/they're?

    You're/your?

    Grammatical screw-ups are endemic to internet forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan
    Chris's dinner.....NO NO NO! If the subject ends with an *S* we don't add another *S* we move the apostrophe again to the outside.....Reading..... Chris' dinner.

    Really? You might want to check that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    Can you please explain the difference between 'loose' and 'lose'?

    There/their/they're?

    You're/your?

    Grammatical screw-ups are endemic to internet forums.
    Their refers to ownership. Their books.
    Your also refers to ownership Your book.
    You're = you are. You are a nobsack.
    They're = They are.
    There refers to position of something is simple terms. Over there.

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    This is how I was told off by my editor


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    Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 3:23 PM
    To: Moog; Some other twat
    Subject: It's its

    Its, possessive, no apostraphe – his, hers, its.
    It’s, contraction of ‘it is’, apostraphe – it’s written like this and it’s about time you remembered this.

    Please remember this distinction!



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    Sadly, there are more and more Australians around nowadays who haven't been lucky enough to get a proper education. It's not their fault.

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    thanks
    but hey this is the internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan View Post
    and left out where the they should be one......
    explain what the fuck that means and I might read the rest of the post....

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    And it is etc. NOT ect.. It ain't difficult folks. The etc. refers to an abbreviation of etcetera. This stuff ain't difficult folks.

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    Think's fur ull dis wunderful infomation! Its is verey helps muche's!

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    When 90% of the posts on this forum are senseless gibberish does it really matter whether the grammar is correct or not?

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    ? was the "or not" necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    ? was the "or not" necessary?
    No, I just like to bloviate ru yang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    When 90% of the posts on this forum are senseless gibberish does it really matter whether the grammar is correct or not?
    Wot???

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    Interesting thanks, lets have some more upps let's have some more.

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    Are there any grammatical rules pertaining to smilies ?

    Does it matter what order they are posted in?

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    I thought this was about some world disaster pending or something.


    but while we are on it.....why do they use things like 'Don't and They're' etc as an abreviation, when all you are leaving out is one letter....not much of an abreviation.....and when you look at it, you put in the ' thingy and there you have the same number of spaces anyway ?
    I like poisoning my neighbours dogs till they die cos I'm a cnut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Are there any grammatical rules pertaining to smilies ?

    Does it matter what order they are posted in?
    Emoticons and grammar

    An emoticon, also called a smiley, is a sequence of ordinary printable characters, such as :-) or :-(, or a small image, intended to represent a human facial expression and convey an emotion.

    The TT administration considers emoticons to be evil and would rather they were not used. The TT users, however, are overwhelmingly in favour of their usage. The TT chat forum, therefore, permits a limited number of emoticons per post and no more than one adjacent emoticon.

    Emoticons should be used in addition to correct grammar, not instead of.

    An emoticon, if it must be used at all, should be placed at the end of a sentence after the sentence-terminating punctuation. That is, after the full-stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. For example:
    • This is incorrect use of grammar and emoticons :-(
    • This is also incorrect use of grammar and emoticons :-( .
    • This is correct use of grammar and emoticons. :-)
    It is also prefered that emoticons are only used to terminate a paragraph, and do not appear mid-paragraph. That is, an emoticon should always be immediately followed by two carriage returns - unless it is terminating a complete post.
    Emoticons and grammar
    Fro'm a Germa'n websit'e,', genuin'e gramma'r Nazi's. There's actually a surprising amount of pointless emoticon-grammar waffle on the net, doubtless all of it written by guys without girlfriends.

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    ^Some nice rules there on your forum b0b, may have to start implimenting them on here .

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    What about excessive use of exclamation marks???

    However, I was under the impression that one should not use contractions in written language anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    why do they use things like 'Don't and They're' etc as an abreviation, when all you are leaving out is one letter
    It is an abbreviation of speech not written word.

    This is why technically it should not be used in text unless it is a quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    Can you please explain the difference between 'loose' and 'lose'?
    Dare I say it? But this is seems to get messed up by Americans more than anyone else

    "Loose" for example is when an item of clothing is too big, "These shorts are too loose for me"

    "lose" is what happens when you don't win and have lost, you "lose"

    Now who's going to explain "to" "two" and "too" ?

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