Who does'nt understand their apostrophe's?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 26 Apr 2008.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Well: that's it really!
    We might all learn something here.
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    in my experience it's the young guns that don't understand apostrophes, the oldies tend to know how they should be even if they don't always do it right 'cos they're lazy or make typos. It's the way they're upbrung that's what's wrong with the youth of today.
  4. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    I think you did ok there.:biggrin:
  5. Renard

    Renard Guest

    wot,cha talk,in about?
  6. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
    shouldn't youth be spelt 'yoof'
  7. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    I used to always mess up "its" and "it's".

    I basically used it's all the time until someone pointed out that a website I'd designed had around 100 instances of the wrong "it's" and explained the difference between the two.

    Aparantly its a common mistake! (did you see what I did there, its a deliberate mistake, not using it in it's correct form! Ha, I did it again, its good fun! :biggrin:)

  8. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    posessive apostrophes. Never can remember.

    That's Geoff's car
    They're the Geoffs' cars

    Is that right?
  9. Horace Goes Skiing

    Horace Goes Skiing New Member

    It's a mystery. What's the point in apostrophes' existence?
  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Plurals and apostrophes confuse me...

    "Apostrophe" is a great Frank Zappa album
  11. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    They get me too I use them in lists etc and the like but get confused by the more silly ones.
    Covered this in English gcse in September we were told to be careful as its easy to be a bit libaril at applying them.
    Sorry about that horrendous display of English but I just cant be bothered its been long day.
  12. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    I can do usually do them no problem - suspect it's cause I'm foreign! :biggrin:
  13. Foreign? Your writing has no accent at all.
  14. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

  15. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    There are two great examples in Bethnal Green

    The Shake's (a pub)
    Lazy day's (furniture removal). Their sign also says 'furniture brought and sold' :smile:
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