The other, often mistaught, grammatical rule is -s's. For example James's. If you pronounce the 'zzz' sound then you must add the -'s. I often have the young people arguing with me over this rule as they were told it's James'.
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23-04-2011 15:32 #631
23-04-2011 16:55 #632
I hate hate hate it when people use the word "of" when writing a date.
For example: "31st of January 2011"
It is either "31 January 2011" or "The 31st day of January 2011"
23-04-2011 17:21 #633
This is going to sound quite mean, but I have a little spelling error i hate seeing
I dont know why but my brain doesn't read it properly
23-04-2011 17:48 #634
23-04-2011 18:11 #635
I am going to tell on myself...
Disappear is NOT dissapear.
Disappoint is NOT dissapoint.
I always change the S and the P numbers around.
James's? Really? I have always only ever heard that you do James'.
23-04-2011 18:37 #636
23-04-2011 18:51 #637
23-04-2011 21:43 #638-
Maybe because Jesus and Moses both have 2 s sounds?
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- in them thar hills
Whether or not it's a biblical name is irrelevant. The same rule applies to names ending in s and in all forms of writing.
23-04-2011 22:27 #639
23-04-2011 22:41 #640
Yes. I forgot to mention that it doesn't apply to biblical names! Funny, as I was thinking it at the time.
Our reference was the commonwealth guide to English usage.
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