Contractions

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Contractions

Postby dmhosea » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:21 am

Hi. I'm new to the site and hope no one has asked this before but it's been bugging me!

Does anyone hate that people don't know when to use the contraction 'you're' or the actual your? In school they taught us that if you can say 'you are' then that's when you use the contraction. I always thought this was pretty easy. Am I alone?

I've got more of these questions with spelling, grammar and other things. I don't know if I had good teachers that taught us great memory skills or what! :)

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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:34 am

Does anyone hate that people don't know when to use the contraction 'you're' or the actual your?

I do. You see lots of unwanted possessive it's here.

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Postby gailr » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:50 pm

Brazilian dude wrote: I do. You see lot's of unwanted possessive it's here.

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dude: I have helpfully edited you're[sic] reply to (sub)standard written English.

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Re: Contractions

Postby sluggo » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:24 pm

dmhosea wrote:Hi. I'm new to the site and hope no one has asked this before but it's been bugging me!

Does anyone hate that people don't know when to use the contraction 'you're' or the actual your? In school they taught us that if you can say 'you are' then that's when you use the contraction. I always thought this was pretty easy. Am I alone?

I've got more of these questions with spelling, grammar and other things. I don't know if I had good teachers that taught us great memory skills or what! :)

Deanna McAlister Hosea RN


Your :wink: not alone Deanna! I'm always stupefied at some people's inability to manage such a simple thing.

How about those sign's with apostrophe's for plural's (gee'z its hard to write like this).

I don't know if it's [dummymode off] our upbringin's or what. I attribute it to Catholic school education.
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Postby Huia Iesou » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:37 pm

I'm planning to write an article for my school newspaper on this. I cringe very time someone misuse's an apostrophe.


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