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  1. SubscriberKewpie
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    21 Apr '20 05:57
    If you don't know what it's for, just leave the $#!₩ thing out. PLEASE!
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    21 Apr '20 06:22
    @kewpie said
    If you don't know what it's for, just leave the $#!₩ thing out. PLEASE!
    Yes, yes and yes!

    PLURALS AREN'T FORMED WITH APOSTROPHES!

    Can you hear me now?
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    21 Apr '20 06:24
    Fun fact: Some Germans begin to bring Apostrophes (whch are very seldom in German) into the written language...
  4. Gothenburg
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    21 Apr '20 06:55
    @Suzianne

    … and it's is not its.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    @torunn said
    @Suzianne

    … and it's is not its.
    Exactly!
  6. Judea AD33
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    21 Apr '20 07:11
    @kewpie said
    If you don't know what it's for, just leave the $#!₩ thing out. PLEASE!
    Your giving it’s importance too many prominence’s.
  7. Gothenburg
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    21 Apr '20 07:25
    May I also add, please leave out quotation marks where not needed. If a word is not right, pick another one that is.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 Apr '20 07:44
    The Bo's'n was very pedantic regarding apostrophes ... the Bo's'n's Mate was worse.
  9. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 Apr '20 08:02
    @suzianne said
    PLURALS AREN'T FORMED WITH APOSTROPHES!
    BUT: Don't forget to dot your i's and cross your t's!
  10. YNWA
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    21 Apr '20 08:38
    @torunn said
    @Suzianne

    … and it's is not its.
    So what's the plural of 'it' then? This thread contains a good number of its!

    Okay, just being awkward, that is probably why I am enjoying learning chess!
  11. Judea AD33
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    21 Apr '20 08:46
    @petewxyz said
    So what's the plural of 'it' then?
    Them, those, they, thux.
  12. Gothenburg
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    21 Apr '20 08:53
    @petewxyz said
    So what's the plural of 'it' then? This thread contains a good number of its!

    Okay, just being awkward, that is probably why I am enjoying learning chess!
    We learn new things every day. I think that is what Stees' father used to say. 🙂

    (is the apostrophe correct? )
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 Apr '20 09:14
    @torunn said
    We learn new things every day. I think that is what Stees' father used to say. 🙂

    (is the apostrophe correct? )
    I prefer Stees's but I believe both forms are acceptable.
  14. YNWA
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    21 Apr '20 09:271 edit
    @wolfgang59 said
    I prefer Stees's but I believe both forms are acceptable.
    Plurals in scouse are weird so it would become Steesees.

    Similarly there is a plural of you which is yous.

    So to one person 'You are drunk'

    To a group 'Yous are all drunk'

    I read somewhere that the reason scouse is closer to Cardiff than Lancashire accent is because the connection round the coast between ports was more used than overland. This made we wonder about 'You' and 'Yous' as there is a different word for referring to more than one in a number of European languages but I don't think that is anywhere else in the U.K??
  15. Gothenburg
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    @petewxyz said
    Plurals in scouse are weird so it would become Steesees.

    Similarly there is a plural of you which is yous.

    So to one person 'You are drunk'

    To a group 'Yous are all drunk'

    I read somewhere that the reason scouse is closer to Cardiff than Lancashire accent is because the connection round the coast between ports was more used than overland. This made we wonder abo ...[text shortened]... more than one in a number of European languages but I don't think that is anywhere else in the U.K??
    You in Swedish is 'du' for singular, 'ni' for plural.
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