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ATTENTION: DB_SamX, Grammar Nazi assault imminent!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Deadbeat, 14 Sep 2009.

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  1. Deadbeat

    Soldato

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    I couldn't find a PM function, so you get shamed publicly. Conversely, so do I. It's for the greater good.

    Your sig is wrong.

    Plurals don't have apostrophes, regardless of their ending. Apostrophes are for possession and compact words. Like this.

    /grammar nazi

    Edit: If you're merely being exclusive, rather than specific, you have only yourself to blame. That kind of imprecision leaves you open for all kinds of idiotic diatribes.
     
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  2. Greenlizard0

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    ???
     
  3. PardonTheWait

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    But he's right. There is no need for apostrophes when pluralising words ending in vowels! E.g. pizzas, pros.

    So... what's your point?
     
  4. el_dazza

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    In..
     
  5. Old Wino

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    clap clap clap clap hurrah

    prepare for alot of abuse aswell...
     
  6. platypus

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    Deadbeat, and I don't say this often: You are a ******* legend.
     
  7. djmc0

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    wat? I also got an A-C pass at English lit GCSEs
     
  8. PardonTheWait

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    Too late, you can't turn this one around... You look like a berk and that's that.

    Still, chin up. Happens to the best of us.
     
  9. Marky

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tom|Nbk

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    ur rong.
     
  11. Deadbeat

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    I'm happy to stand up and look stupid, if there's ever the smallest chance I may win the most minor of victories.

     
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  12. djmc0

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    For the record, plural of Lexus is Lexi.
     
  13. G-MAN2004

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    WASTEMAN.
     
  14. Tom|Nbk

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. PardonTheWait

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    What don't you understand about this? It's a common mistake, and he's pointing it out. LOTS of people say things like pizza's. He's pointing out their error.

    What I mean, and what he means as well, is that lots of people who DO understand that you don't use an apostrophe for plurals STILL use an apostrophe when the plural ends in a vowel.

    i.e they WOULDN'T say two dog's but they WOULD say two pizza's
     
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  16. jojothemonkey69

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    Cheers Mr Partridge
     
  17. djmc0

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    Blud. BRAP!

    No problems, would you like a cup of beans, with a sausage in it? You could use the sausage as a spoon.
     
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  18. Pipe & Slippers

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    I think you'll find they can if it denotes ownership

    What you should have said is the pluralisation of a word does not require an apostrophe
     
  19. DB_SamX

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    Ooh, a thread dedicated to me; I feel honoured!
     
  20. DarkShadow

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    Fangs for da info info eggface.
     
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