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(Original post by Tednol)
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.
I was wrong
Now get on the floor and lick my shoes :mad:
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Yes, it's second. (If that hasn't been established already.)
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(Original post by englishstudent)
Yes, it's second. (If that hasn't been established already.)
no, actually it's the first since he wants to say that the bowl belongs to the dog, so "the dog drinks from its bowl"
it's = it is
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Yeah, and i'm still waiting for my shoes to be licked clean :mad:
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(Original post by Natalie Lane)
no, actually it's the first since he wants to say that the bowl belongs to the dog, so "the dog drinks from its bowl"
it's = it is
I was talking about the cell question. I didn't read the thread.
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(Original post by englishstudent)
I was talking about the cell question. I didn't read the thread.
Cool avatar by the way - I love your rock too! :cool:
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(Original post by englishstudent)
I was talking about the cell question. I didn't read the thread.
ohhh... thought you'd have to rethink your username :p:
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Yup the rule is
's = belonging to
s' = plural
But of course because grammar is stupid the exception to the rule is it's.
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(Original post by Natalie Lane)
ohhh... thought you'd have to rethink your username :p:
yeahhh - kick him whilst he's down! *kicks him*
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(Original post by afireinside©)
Cool avatar by the way - I love your rock too! :cool:
Thanks. He appreciates the love.

(Original post by Natalie Lane)
ohhh... thought you'd have to rethink your username :p:
Itd' be pretty embarrassing if I went round putting apostrophe's in the wrong places'. :eek:
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you should write "cell's" if you mean of one cell, or "cells'" if you mean of several.
(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...
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you should write "cell's" if you mean of one cell, or "cells'" if you mean of several.
That's the hit of the whole fruit. You know when you've been grammared. :bebored:
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Itd' be pretty embarrassing if I went round putting apostrophe's in the wrong places'. :eek:
OMG WTF!



Haw haw haw
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That's the hit of the whole fruit. You know when you've been grammared. :bebored:
Just don't do it again, or i'll steal yer rock! :cool:
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Just don't do it again, or i'll steal yer rock! :cool:
Promise. :p:

Right, I am going to sleep. Goodnight anyone who cares. It's been amusing as always.
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Promise. :p:

Right, I am going to sleep. Goodnight anyone who cares. It's been amusing as always.
Night Dave! :cool:

*is aware that your name isn't actually Dave*
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Night Dave! :cool:

*is aware that your name isn't actually Dave*
Hahahaha!! You had me. I'm going to start doing that...
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Who's a Clever **** today!
off topic question: if you're aware his name isn't Dave (which I'm assuming is true) then why "night Dave" ?
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Tednol is right. apostrophes are used with possessives, with 'its' as an exception. Also look aout for plural possessives. I think you can do a quiz on the BBC website.
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I was just about to split it to a thread entitled 'mucking around with font colours'!
But, as if by magic.. the thread got hijacked and turned into a thread about..

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Cheeeeeeeese! Mmmm, cheese. I just love a bit of cheese I do, love it!
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