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    My dh came home the other day horrified, he just seen a BIG sign for a business saying "no job to big, no job to small". It would have cost a fortune to make!

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    I'm terrible for spelling and grammar. However the one thing I cannot stand is when people who are studying psychology, still spell the word wrong pyscology or some other variation it really annoys me!

    I'm a also a hypocrite because I cannot get 'definately definitely' right for the life of me... I even write defiantly sometimes I could kick my own **** sometimes!

    Also can someone clear up for me..

    I'am and I am, which is correct ? I've been writing I'am all my life until recently my autocorrect or spell checker wants it as 'I am'....


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    I am is correct. Apostrophe replaces a missing letter in a contraction. Otherwise it is I'm.


    Definitely. I remember that the word is finite, not finate. That helps me remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Definitely. I remember that the word is finite, not finate. That helps me remember.
    This is exactly how I used to remember. There's no "a" in definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    That lucky Kid, he gets so much stuff to himself!

    Yes, it should be "Kids' Dentist". To write "Kids Dentist" would be the same as "Children Dentist", which isn't quite right.
    This is one of many that confuses me, for example if I am taking about Mikenzees barbie. Is it Mikenzees' barbie or just Mikenzees barbie or Is it Mikenzee's barbie that one doesn't seem correct to me because wouldn't that mean Mikenzee is barbie ?. It appears many have the same issue as I see all three ways written

    Which one is correct ?

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    Mikenzee's barbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    I am is correct. Apostrophe replaces a missing letter in a contraction. Otherwise it is I'm.


    Definitely. I remember that the word is finite, not finate. That helps me remember.

    Thank you! I'm mortified at all the times I've written I'am.... Resumes cover letters, work emails etc holy hell!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere View Post
    This is one of many that confuses me, for example if I am taking about Mikenzees barbie. Is it Mikenzees' barbie or just Mikenzees barbie or Is it Mikenzee's barbie that one doesn't seem correct to me because wouldn't that mean Mikenzee is barbie ?. It appears many have the same issue as I see all three ways written

    Which one is correct ?
    The third one. In this case the apostrophe doesn't mean there is a letter missing, but rather that the object you are talking about (the Barbie) belongs to the subject you are talking about (Mikenzee). It's called an apostrophe of possession.

    When using plurals that end in 's', then you would put an apostrophe at the end of the word ie my girls' Barbie, as my girls's Barbie is awkward.

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    To clarify - my girls' Barbie would refer to one Barbie which belonged to two or more girls.
    My girl's Barbie refers to your daughter's (as in one child) Barbie!

    Kids' dentist is because it is for more than one child. Kid's dentist would refer to one child's dentist

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Disgraceful!

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    No excuses for the "kids", but since they left the e out of lunchboxes, wouldn't that apostrophe (unfortunately) be correct?


 

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