Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 26 Apr 2008.
Well: that's it really!
We might all learn something here.
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.
I think you did ok there.
wot,cha talk,in about?
shouldn't youth be spelt 'yoof'
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! )
posessive apostrophes. Never can remember.
That's Geoff's car
They're the Geoffs' cars
Is that right?
It's a mystery. What's the point in apostrophes' existence?
Plurals and apostrophes confuse me...
"Apostrophe" is a great Frank Zappa album
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.
I can do usually do them no problem - suspect it's cause I'm foreign!
Foreign? Your writing has no accent at all.
it's beyond me most of the time! but shouldn't the apostrophe in the title be between the n and t?
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'
Separate names with a comma.