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    Skweeky's Avatar Manker's web totty
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    I can't take it anymore.
    Today I was on the bus and I noticed a poster with this printed on it

    ' The following service's will be running ... '

    So I've decided, for once and for all, I'm going to explain the use of the apostrophe.

    * They are never used to make a plural
    e.g 1 service, 2 services
    1 kiss, 2 kisses
    1 sheep, 2 sheep

    * They usual point to an abbreviation:
    e.g. It's a nice day = It is a nice day
    There's a man at the door = There is a man at the door

    * They are also used to create a possesive form
    e.g Ben's toys
    The dog's bone

    Except when using 'it' 'her' 'our' 'yours'
    e.g The bone is in its mouth

    * If you are referring to a plural possesive however, the apostrophe goes AFTER the last letter
    e.g The dogs' bones




    Thank you

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    Thank's, that halp's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snee View Post
    Thank's, that halp's.
    LOL

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    I was wondering about that and also felt rather shy recently, regarding their usage. The reason being; I would be ashamed to be corrected by smart foreigner especially if she be a woman! Same problem with colons and worse semi-colons; any tips?
    Last edited by thewizeard; 05-31-2007 at 05:55 PM.

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    Actually they don't make an abbreviation, it's a contraction.
    "there is nothing misogynistic about anything, stop trippin.
    i type this way because im black and from nyc chill son "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley View Post
    Actually they don't make an abbreviation, it's a contraction.


    Go on Mr. J.P. Fugley, someone must put her in her place; next she will rewrite the complete dictionary and probably call it a theasurus; and they are dangerous.

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    anyways there's more to the English language than a silly apocalyps!

    http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalyps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley View Post
    Actually they don't make an abbreviation, it's a contraction.



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    "there is nothing misogynistic about anything, stop trippin.
    i type this way because im black and from nyc chill son "

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    Theyre all plain silly and dont get whats going on...

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