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    Hehe, perfect!

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    I've just come across this thread & some of the photos (photo's?) make me shudder.

    My current pet hate is when I hear there's instead of there are when referring to something plural. Eg. There's five books on the table.

    I seem to hear it so much that I'm wondering if the rules changed & no-one told me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel View Post
    i've just come across this thread & some of the photos (photo's?) make me shudder.
    NOU APOSTROPHE D:
    Wahh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    I've just come across this thread & some of the photos (photo's?) make me shudder.

    My current pet hate is when I hear there's instead of there are when referring to something plural. Eg. There's five books on the table.

    I seem to hear it so much that I'm wondering if the rules changed & no-one told me.
    I find myself doing this occasionally and I'm so mortified

    No, the rules haven't changed, but I think "there're" as a contraction is so clumsy and awkward that people often automatically use "there's".

    Photo's, hmm... While "photo" is an abbreviation, the rule as I understand it is that if you wouldn't use an apostrophe to denote omission for the singular (ie photo') then you mustn't for the plural.

    But... if you would ordinarily write photo' then you may write photo's with a clear conscience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    I've just come across this thread & some of the photos (photo's?) make me shudder.
    I put the (photo's) in brackets as a little joke, referring to the earlier discussion in this thread about using an apostrophe to when writing the plural of photo or combo. I've never actually written it that way before and it felt quite wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    I put the (photo's) in brackets as a little joke, referring to the earlier discussion in this thread about using an apostrophe to when writing the plural of photo or combo. I've never actually written it that way before and it felt quite wrong.
    Oh yes, sorry... I wrote that more for αληθη's benefit

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Oh yes, sorry... I wrote that more for αληθη's benefit
    I had hoped she was joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    I had hoped she was joking
    I don't think any self-respecting pedant would ever use it... But it's worth knowing just in case you pick someone up and they challenge you!

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    http://m.collegehumor.com/article/68...ctuation-marks.

    See if this link works, I'm sending it from my phone. A friend posted this on fb today, I like the semi hemi demi colon!

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    Simular instead of similar. Really come on!


 

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