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  • Nick G
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    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe

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  • sidinz
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    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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  • kapitibeanman
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    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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  • Perry
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    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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  • sidinz
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    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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  • McDuck
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    The scientists' convention was busy. Ha.

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  • Perry
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    The malaise has now spread to advertising agencies.

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  • Keys
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    Is that supposed to read

    If it does not, do not?

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  • One
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    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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  • kapitibeanman
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    You guys are ratbags.

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  • PeterTach
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    Is this humour or are we this picky about grammar?

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  • drelly
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    Your just been pikky Peri!

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  • cube
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    but its important to remember that it has it's own special rules

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

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  • Perry
    started a topic Apostrophe Usage - A Quick Guide

    Apostrophe Usage - A Quick Guide

    Maybe this will be of help to a few?

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