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    Maybe this will be of help to a few?

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  • #2
    That's a very helpful post, Perry, and it keeps it simple and funny, thanks for that.

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    • #3
      but its important to remember that it has it's own special rules
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      • #4
        Your just been pikky Peri!
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        • #5
          Is this humour or are we this picky about grammar?

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          • #6
            You guys are ratbags.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cube View Post
              but its important to remember that it has it's own special rules
              Aaargh!! Now you're just messing with me.

              Easiest grammar rule I ever learnt: mentally replace "its" with "it is". If your sentence still makes sense, use an apostrophe. If it doesn't, don't.

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              • #8
                Is that supposed to read

                If it does not, do not?
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                • #9
                  The malaise has now spread to advertising agencies.

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                  • #10
                    The scientists' convention was busy. Ha.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Perry View Post
                      The malaise has now spread to advertising agencies.

                      That one is actually correct as it's a possessive apostrophe rather than a supposed plural.
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                      • #12
                        Could be. It's a really tricky one. Would it not depend on whether the other was singular or plural?

                        E.g. any other offerings or any other offer?

                        . . . . than the customers of any other bank.

                        . . . . than the customers of any other banks.
                        Last edited by Perry; 22-10-2016, 08:51 AM.
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                        • #13
                          It just goe's to show, one cannot be too careful with these dratted little things. Or too confident, in my case.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Perry View Post

                            . . . . than the customers of any other bank.
                            That's the way I read it. Also the most logical, I think.
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                            • #15
                              http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe
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