Apostrophe corner

To infinity and beyond

Moderator: LeeDless

Message
Author
User avatar
kodama
Project's Bitch
Posts: 12084
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:18 pm

Apostrophe corner

#16 Post by kodama » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:17 pm

No :el:

Only if it was something belonging to the photos.

User avatar
Tenshi
Space Oddity
Posts: 2449
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:28 pm
AC Username: Tenshi
Gender: Female
Location: The grey city

Apostrophe corner

#17 Post by Tenshi » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:42 pm

Quoted from YOUR link.

They are used to denote a missing letter or letters


Since 'photos' is short for 'photographs' then you're missing the 'graph'.

Don't give me the :el: I'm not a idiot, I'm making a valid point!
Why yes, I am bored. How could you tell?

User avatar
CastorTroy81
Project's Bitch
Posts: 4845
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:49 pm
AC Username: gpatton81
Gender: Male
Location: Ireland

Apostrophe corner

#18 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:47 pm

Crap! That's another 2 points to kodama! :P
Ebenezer Scrooge was a weak minded lightweight.
He broke after only a few hours of brainwashing!!!

User avatar
Tenshi
Space Oddity
Posts: 2449
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:28 pm
AC Username: Tenshi
Gender: Female
Location: The grey city

Apostrophe corner

#19 Post by Tenshi » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:53 pm

I actually don't care anymore.

Why does it matter anyway? Language is constantly evolving and rules are often changing. So it doesn't matter.

ALSO: I am NOT a sport! Image
Why yes, I am bored. How could you tell?

User avatar
shogran
Mew Mew's apprentice
Posts: 711
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:12 pm
AC Username: shogran
Gender: Male
Location: kidderminster
Contact:

Apostrophe corner

#20 Post by shogran » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:54 pm

Im guessing im one of the one's he hate's for the bad spelling, well im trying my best if you dont like it ban me :Arr:

User avatar
Howard Beale
sexXxholic
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:13 pm
AC Username: Elfen Lied

Apostrophe corner

#21 Post by Howard Beale » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:34 pm

6 apostrophe-mess combo!
Excellent!
2000 points!

Apostrophes can be used to denote both the elision of certain sounds and the ownership of objects! With so many decisions to make, the fun never stops! Try Apostrophe today for a more exciting language experience.

User avatar
Crucifer
sexXxholic
Posts: 460
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:50 pm
AC Username: crucifer
Gender: Male
Contact:

Apostrophe corner

#22 Post by Crucifer » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:38 pm

Tenshi, the abbreviation is "photo" for "photograph". One never abbreviates a plural. So, the abbreviation, when pluralised, becomes "photos", and as it's a plural "s" not a possessive "s", it doesn't get an apostroph'e.

User avatar
kodama
Project's Bitch
Posts: 12084
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:18 pm

Apostrophe corner

#23 Post by kodama » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:39 pm

Howard: I had to look elision up, you smart arse bastard!

shogran:Now you've gone and proved my point.

Lazy bastard, if you know how to get it completely wrong then you know how to get it right.

Tenshi: Aw, here's a kitten.

Image

User avatar
Tenshi
Space Oddity
Posts: 2449
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:28 pm
AC Username: Tenshi
Gender: Female
Location: The grey city

Apostrophe corner

#24 Post by Tenshi » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:51 pm

Crucifer wrote:Tenshi, the abbreviation is "photo" for "photograph". One never abbreviates a plural. So, the abbreviation, when pluralised, becomes "photos", and as it's a plural "s" not a possessive "s", it doesn't get an apostroph'e.


Thank you! That's what I wanted! An explaination (I thought that might have been the reason). Not a :el: I really felt like Kodama was calling me stupid. :evil:

Ohhh a Kitten. :cat:

I'll forgive you this time Kodama. Since the subject is obviously one you are passionate about.
Why yes, I am bored. How could you tell?

User avatar
Eileanach
Kodama bit my bum
Posts: 122
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:43 pm
Gender: Female

Apostrophe corner

#25 Post by Eileanach » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:52 am

I try my very best to make sense and use proper grammar and punctuation as much as possible. Especially on forums and in emails or PMs. However, I know there are a lot of people who take the use of apostrophes too far. It's great to like the English language but, not everyone is as passionate as other people are.

I was quite offended when a friend of mine directed my attention to the misuse of apostrophes because I joking put apostrophes into every word I had written. Some people take English too seriously. I got good English grades so I am not worrying too much because as Tenshi has said language evolves through time and no doubt it will evolve for the worse and text speak or something else will take over... *shudders* American English... Ew!
Image
If you want to be REALLY nice to me, you will kidnap Tim Curry and give him to me!
I'd like to offer moral support, but I have questionable morals.

User avatar
Crucifer
sexXxholic
Posts: 460
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:50 pm
AC Username: crucifer
Gender: Male
Contact:

Apostrophe corner

#26 Post by Crucifer » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:10 am

It's great to like the English language but, not everyone is as passionate as other people are.


Spot the redundant comma. :wink:

Just kidding with you. I'm a member of the 'grammer nazi's' on a writing forum...

User avatar
CrowSpirit
Call the Cops
Posts: 950
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:05 pm
AC Username: CrowSpirit
Gender: Female
Location: Oz. The L. Frank Baum Version
Contact:

Apostrophe corner

#27 Post by CrowSpirit » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:05 pm

Not all Americans have bad grammar and terrible use of the English language. *cough* I'm American. *cough*

I happen to think grammar is very important, sometimes my grammar isn't top notch so I appreciate the input of others.

User avatar
kodama
Project's Bitch
Posts: 12084
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:18 pm

Apostrophe corner

#28 Post by kodama » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:15 pm

Crucifer wrote:Just kidding with you. I'm a member of the 'grammer nazi's' on a writing forum...


:?

User avatar
Crucifer
sexXxholic
Posts: 460
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:50 pm
AC Username: crucifer
Gender: Male
Contact:

Apostrophe corner

#29 Post by Crucifer » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:01 pm

You missed out that I misspelled grammar, kodama... :roll:

No mark's for spotting the obviously misplaced apostrophe.

User avatar
kodama
Project's Bitch
Posts: 12084
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:18 pm

Apostrophe corner

#30 Post by kodama » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:38 pm

Yeah, yeah, spot the deliberate mistakes

Post Reply