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Ok, very stupid question.
Am just checking grammar/spelling in my essay, an have questioned some grammar...

How do i say cells as in belonging to the cell

"the cells transcription regulation"
or
"the cell's transcription regulation"

like i said, silly as hell but can't remember for the life of me...
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1st one in my opinion...
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1st one in my opinion...
Shut up. Second one.
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think it's the 2nd (non native speaker though)
edit: nevermind, someone answered before me...
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Ze second me thinks. Because the transcrption regulation belongs to the cell. If you see what I mean
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i was of the understanding 's meant/infered "is"
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cell's transcription regulation for one cell

cells' for two cells

Now the word cell looks funny
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i was of the understanding 's meant/infered "is"
Oh god, now Im confused many muchly *brain explodes*
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i was of the understanding 's meant/infered "is"
It does sometimes. Like "there's a cat" means there is a cat.But that's informal and shouldn't be used in an essay anyway.

's normally means belonging to
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i was of the understanding 's meant/infered "is"
Or possession.
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i was of the understanding 's meant/infered "is"
well how else would you say something like "the girl's hat" ?
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'Cell's'. Possessive; as in, belonging to the cell. God, this is elementary. Surely you can infer it from the context?
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i just tend not to bother with '
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(Original post by foolfarian)
Ok, very stupid question.
Am just checking grammar/spelling in my essay, an have questioned some grammar...

How do i say cells as in belonging to the cell

"the cells transcription regulation"
or
"the cell's transcription regulation"

like i said, silly as hell but can't remember for the life of me...
I'd need to know more about the context. But as you are talking about ownership you definitely need the apostophe. However, if you are talking about something beloning to more than one cell, then use cells'.
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I'd need to know more about the context. But as you are talking about ownership you definitely need the apostophe. However, if you are talking about something beloning to more than one cell, then use cells'.
hazarr, yeh i get the whole plural thing, i think i was just being screwy because of its and it's.

the dog drank from its bowl
the dog drank from it's bowl.

Which one of those is right?

Its right what they say, uni grads these days haven't basic english skills...
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The top one, fo shizzle
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hazarr, yeh i get the whole plural thing, i think i was just being screwy because of its and it's.

the dog drank from its bowl
the dog drank from it's bowl.

Which one of those is right?

Its right what they say, uni grads these days haven't basic english skills...
No, I think afireinside© is wrong. The second one is the correct one because the bowl belongs to the dog... I'm doubting myself now.
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hazarr, yeh i get the whole plural thing, i think i was just being screwy because of its and it's.

the dog drank from its bowl
the dog drank from it's bowl.

Which one of those is right?

Its right what they say, uni grads these days haven't basic english skills...
in this case it's the first one as in the case of it and he 's means is...
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in this case it's the first one as in the case of it and he 's means is...
Taken from http://illuminosity.net/learn/english/apostrophe/

"The possessive pronouns its, his and her are all used without apostrophes. If you use an apostrophe in its, then it’s the contraction for “it is”."

I stand corrected.
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second,i'm sure I've just tought it to my 3rd grade brother this year
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