Interesting. Terrific was new to me!
I really want to know how to use 's properly
Would NOT have a clue which to use when.
Wow. Not sure I will use terrific again. Thank you for sharing
I love 'facilitate' being used in a resume. Come interview time I always ask what they mean by that and it's rarely correct!
Guilty to all. Well just about anyway.
Ha ha - I loved reading there. No idea why? I used to love doing "Wordpower" in my Grandfathers reader's Digests (if anyone even knows what that is!)! Nerd I know LOL!
My explanation would be that an apostrophe is used to show possession, or that something has been abbreviated.
Essentially a possessive apostrophe comes after the thing doing the possessing...
child's toy - belongs to a child
children's toy - belongs to children
dog's toy - belongs to a dog
dogs' toy - belongs to multiple dogs
The exception here is its. No apostrophe with possessive its (eg. the dog lost its toy).
In an abbreviation, the apostrophe goes in place of the letter/letters missing, so...
can't, won't, it's etc.
Last edited by Renn; 26-07-2013 at 16:45.
Oh don't I feel silly... the only ones I knew the correct definition of were redundant and compelled...
And terrific just came out of left of field... don't know how many stickers I've put on kids' work over the years that said 'terrific!'
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