#1
I have a bit of a pet peeve. Ever since I was a little kid, I've been taught that you use apostrophe s ('s) when you're referring to a singular object's possession, and s apostrophe (s') when referring to plural objects' possession. However, nowadays, the general consensus seems to be that whenever something ends in s, apostrophe s (s') is used. I'm a grammar nazi, especially when it comes to this. So, what's your outlook on this?
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#3
If you're expecting proper punctuation etc. online... well... forget about that, then.
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If your expecting proper punctuation etc. online... well... forget about that, than.
#5
I have the same thing, only its when people don't use commas.
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#6
I think that the way you described your last point was really ambiguous, but I think what you're trying to say is correct. I don't even know what you're asking.

example of how it's done for the last thing:

Say the guy's last name is "Smiths".

"Pass me Smiths' cup." That's how you show possession in a case like that, no?
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#8
Pretty pointless thread eh?

Anyway, to be no fun and answer to what you've asked, I was always told that apostrophes were used either when referring to a singular or plural possesive (the child's ball) or when ellision occurs (it's as opposed to it is)...however it is misused sooooo much that apostrophes may as well not actually exist...actually that wouldn't be a bad thing 'cos (< see what I did there?) it would stop my English teacher ranting about this stuff and comparing our language to the French, who, apparently, don't have apostrophes and cope just fine
#9
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I think that the way you described your last point was really ambiguous, but I think what you're trying to say is correct. I don't even know what you're asking.


What he is saying is:

I went to John's ( 's as in possesion of John)
I went to the mothers' (s' as in possesion of a plural group of mothers)

now what he is saying is lately, he has seen (imagine a person's name being Cas)

I went to Cas' (as in I went to Cas'es, which I believe is the way you are supposed to do it)
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#10
If you're talking about a singular object's possession and the object ends in s, there would be an apostrophe when the object more than one syllable (Mathias') but if it's a single syllable, then it would be 's (eg. Ross's). At least, that's what I was taught.
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Pretty pointless thread eh?

Anyway, to be no fun and answer to what you've asked, I was always told that apostrophes were used either when referring to a singular or plural possesive (the child's ball) or when ellision occurs (it's as opposed to it is)...however it is misused sooooo much that apostrophes may as well not actually exist...actually that wouldn't be a bad thing 'cos (< see what I did there?) it would stop my English teacher ranting about this stuff and comparing our language to the French, who, apparently, don't have apostrophes and cope just fine


Agreed, apostrophes are being misused all the time, but as long as you are able to communicate it's all good
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#15
Em, then those people are wrong. It is for plurals.
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