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quick grammar question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Van Hellseek, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. Van Hellseek

    Capodecina

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    is it "lycans" or "lycan's"?


    i would presume the latter, but it's far too late for my brain to work. :/
     
  2. Efour

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    Is that to do with werewolves?

    id say plural is just S

    if its the lycan's teeth for example then its 's

    but tbh i have no idea what u r on about :O
     
  3. Van Hellseek

    Capodecina

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    yes.


    example: "though lycans were fewer in number".
     
  4. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

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    lycans - "Woah - wtf? How come there are so many lycans!?"
    lycan's - "Woah careful, you almost used the lycan's toothbrush" "thanks.."
     
  5. Rotty

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    then no apostrophe
     
  6. SiriusB

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    Apostophes are for ownership and omitted letters. And, as you can see, you do not need an apostrophe for plural.

    "There are lots of lycans"

    "The lycans just nicked my last rolo!" :eek:

    SiriusB
     
  7. Van Hellseek

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    rofl! :D

    cheers lads. time to stop writing for the night when i get confused by apostraphe's! :o




    yes that was intentional ;)
     
  8. SourChipmunk

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    Location: The Motor City

    Since the OP's question was answered, I shall pose another on topic...

    Has anyone ever heard the word "solution" used as a verb before?

    I caught this on a satellite programme, some sort of advertising. I didn't catch the whole thing, but this sentence stood out:

    "...to sell, solution, and perfect your product."

    I looked it up on dictionary.com and couldn't find a verb usage of it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

    Has anyone heard of this word used in this context before?
     
  9. dirtydog

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    Nope, it sounds like nonsense to me. To 'solution your product' ? Gibberish IMO :)
     
  10. SiriusB

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    Sounds like executive speak to me. Weirdos

    SiriusB
     
  11. j00ni

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    In this context "solve" is the correct grammatical usage of the verb form of solution. Solution would be correct if used in the past tense, i.e. "The project was brought to solution"

    i think :confused: