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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-03 12:17 PM
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A tiny, tiny little rant:
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Sorry, folks, got to get this off my chest (hint: it's about grammar). I love it that one thing (among many) that distinguishes us from the freeps is our (mostly) intelligent discussion of issues.

However, the use (improper use and non-use) of apostrophes is making me crazy! Please, let's not look like the freeps with our grammar! Here are the guidelines:

1. NEVER (under any circumstances) make a noun plural with {'s}. EVER! It's incorrect 100% of the time!

2. DO USE apostrophes when you mash two words together into a contraction (let's, can't, wouldn't, don't, you're, for example).

3. DO USE apostrophes when you are indicating grammatical possession (the ________ belonging to the ____________): Bill's papers; DUers' postings; the Mods' edits; WillPitt's appearance; and so on.

Sorry for the visit of the School Marm. I just can't STAND IT when the postings I read here look like postings of a refugee from Freeperville.
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