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WAY’OFF’ TOPIC’: Apostrophe’s!

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I know this’is not something most people care about, but please, for the love of ‘God’, YOU DO NOT NEED AN APOS’TRPHY TO MAKE A SINGULAR NOUN PLURAL. IT IS’ ALWAYS WRONG. 

 

It's "the Bills" not "the Bill's." The "Patriots," not the "Patriot's." I saw two "dogs" in the street. Not "dog's."

 

I know that this is a common mistake--but it's the fact that it's so common that drive’S me nut’s There are some tricky rule’s for apostrophe’s, and everybody makes mistake’s sometime’s, but THIS IS NOT HARD.

 

Do an old man a favor and learn this simple rule. Your life will be immeasurably better, your s’ex life will improve, and your income will jump by 15%, and the Bill’s will beat the Pat’s. 

 

REMEMBER:

  • Possessive pronouns like its, his, hers, ours, whose, theirs, etc. NEVER take an apostrophe. Ever’ ever’ ever.
  • For the love of god, apostrophe’s do not make things plural. 
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Man, you author’s are really picky when it come’s to spelingg. 

 

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God, yes.  A bunch of my facebook friends (or should I say friend’s) do this and it takes all my power to not call then out on it.

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If a dog is eating my homework.....

 

MAY I say “the dog’s eating my homework?”?”?”?”?

 

Additionally, does the question mark belong inside or outside of the quotation marks?

 

What are the rules for applying states of being to proper nouns?

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Dr. K said:

I know this is not something most people care about, but please, for the love of God, YOU DO NOT NEED AN APOSTROPHE TO MAKE A SINGULAR NOUN PLURAL. IT IS ALWAYS WRONG........

Hello. I am sorry that others' grammar usage is offensive.  May I offer some advice? One - try yoga before reading forums. Two - maybe don't read forums. Three - maybe see your primary care physician for medicinal intervention to help with this issue. Good luck with the rest of your life's endeavors.

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9 minutes ago, Dablitzkrieg said:

Get a life dude

During a grammar rant one would at least hope for some clarity on whether it’s proper to use LAMP or L.A.M.P. 🤷‍♂️

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Am I going to get smacked with a  ruler to the back of my hand today?

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2 minutes ago, Dopey said:

Am I going to get smacked with a  ruler to the back of my hand today?

Not if you say three Our Fathers and make a good Act of Contrition. 

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You do realize that all new phones have auto correct so when you type Bills it comes up Bill's unless you hit the check. People aren't doing it on purpose. 

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8 minutes ago, aceman_16 said:

Hello. I am sorry that others' grammar usage is offensive.  May I offer some advice? One - try yoga before reading forums. Two - maybe don't read forums. Three - maybe see your primary care physician for medicinal intervention to help with this issue. Good luck with the rest of your life's endeavors.

 

Ignorance is no sin - delighting in it is.

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1 minute ago, LABILLBACKER said:

You do realize that all new phones have auto correct so when you type Bills it comes up Bill's unless you hit the check. People aren't doing it on purpose. 

I did not know that. But it's in keeping with my belief that grammar checkers are moronic. 

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1 minute ago, Dr. K said:

I did not know that. But it's in keeping with my belief that grammar checkers are moronic. 

You do realize the irony of this statement, correct?

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This is not the place for that opinion. My writing has to be perfect all day, everyday at work. I come here to not worry about that stuff.  I throw around typos like it is my job. 

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17 minutes ago, Johnnycage46 said:

I can't get these minutes back :(


I think you mean minute’s

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24 minutes ago, Dr. K said:

I know this is not something most people care about, but please, for the love of God, YOU DO NOT NEED AN APOSTROPHE TO MAKE A SINGULAR NOUN PLURAL. IT IS ALWAYS WRONG. 

 

It's "the Bills" not "the Bill's." The "Patriots," not the "Patriot's." I saw two "dogs" in the street. Not "dog's."

 

I know that is is a common mistake--but it's the fact that it's so common that drives me nuts. There are some tricky rules for apostrophes, and everybody makes mistakes sometimes, but THIS IS NOT HARD.

 

Do an old man a favor and learn this simple rule. Your life will be immeasurably better, your sex life will improve, and your income will jump by 15%, and the Bills will beat the Pats. 

 

REMEMBER:

  • Possessive pronouns like its, his, hers, ours, whose, theirs, etc. NEVER take an apostrophe. Ever ever ever.
  • For the love of god, apostrophes do not make things plural. 

 

And to be clear, the other correct use is to make a possessive: The Bills' OL is mediocre, but that's [contraction] much better than before when last season's OL was simply awful.

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Just now, Dablitzkrieg said:

You do realize the irony of this statement, correct?

Well, what I am correcting here is punctuation, not grammar. 

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1 minute ago, JoshAllenHasBigHands said:

This is not the place for that opinion. My writing has to be perfect all day, everyday at work. I come here to not worry about that stuff.  I throw around typos like it is my job. 

Sure. Everybody makes mistakes or can't be bothered sometimes. Me, too. 

 

But I (and suspect you, too) know the difference between a mistake and ignorance. Ignorance is not really anything to be ashamed about. We're all ignorant about things we don't know. But once you've learned, is it so hard to get it right?

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