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Fortunes Hiding 3:44 Thu Oct 25
For the WHO grammar police
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5BrQRSTxg6cslZKcrMnfc40/the-apostrophe-quiz?intc_type=promo&intc_location=sport&intc_campaign=radio4_apostrophequiz&intc_linkname=radio4_rm_mid_c3

They don’t unfortunately test in the use of “of “ and “have”.

I got 7/10, not bad considering it’s my second language.

“Opens strongbow”

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the exile 11:23 Sat Oct 27
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ohgodno - the use of the apostrophe is grammar, not punctuation.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:56 Sat Oct 27
Re: For the WHO grammar police
I'd also like to say that Fowler's Modern English Usage is your friend here. Authoritative and not in the least snobbish. Hear what he has to say about split infinitives, for instance.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:54 Sat Oct 27
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Chigwell 11:44 Fri Oct 26

Them's the rules, mate. You'd have been on firmer ground with King James' Bible/King James's Bible/King James Bible, which is a fucking nightmare.

Coffee 2:18 Sat Oct 27
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Fortunes Hiding 3:44 Thu Oct 25

Capital S for Strongbow, please.

Hammer and Pickle 12:16 Sat Oct 27
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Use Collocation

Peckham 12:15 Sat Oct 27
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Fortunes hiding thanks for posting, will use this at work.

Peckham 12:14 Sat Oct 27
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Sergeant Grammar hahahha

10/10

My bad eyes I thought one question said how much Shit in grandfathers pocket,

But spent last Summer 28 days at Cambridge on an intensive Grammar course which was hard as have not studied in 30 years.

And due to work have all the Cambridge press grammar in use collection.

Otherwise I am a dumb fuck.

Regards,
General Grammar

Chigwell 11:44 Fri Oct 26
Re: For the WHO grammar police
9/10 for me too - they say I'm wrong about "Jesus's" but refer only to a "style guide", not to a grammar text.

It's true that whether you put an apostrophe s, or just an apostrophe, after a singular proper noun ending in s is a question of style. It's what sounds best, which depends on the sound or length of the noun. Example : "Johnny Sissons' corner kicks" sounds better than "Johnny Sissons's corner kicks" because of the overuse of sibilants in the latter. Whereas "Phil Parkes's penalty save" is preferable to "Phil Parkes' penalty save" because the meaning is clearer without requiring a tongue twister.

Just in case you were wondering.
Regards.
Sergeant Grammar.

mallard 8:42 Thu Oct 25
Re: For the WHO grammar police
9 out of 10 - still questioning the one I got wrong


‘The Men’s team found .........’

ohgodno 6:13 Thu Oct 25
Re: For the WHO grammar police
Punctuation not grammar. Publicly caring about either is a Gavros-style red flag.





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