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And also with its corpus linguistics.

incorrect Capitalisation is a bumMer too, InnIt?
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Haha, CuTe..You see, back in the stone age I actually had corpus linguistics at uni it was treated as a special subject, our prof always capitalised it, she loved her CL. I agree, not necessary.
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Old 09.06.2011, 11:27
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Apostrophes not apostrophe's

This site gives some examples of correct use,

http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/index.htm
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Re: Apostrophes not apostrophe's

DefinAtely a good link.
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Old 09.06.2011, 11:34
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Re: Apostrophes not apostrophe's

Their their, its alrite. Just chillax.
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Re: Apostrophes not apostrophe's

Well Ittigen, it could of course be apostrophe`s if the writer was referring to its protection.....
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Old 09.06.2011, 11:40
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Re: Use of the apostrophe and other linguistic pitfalls

What ever is the world coming to...
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Old 09.06.2011, 14:35
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What ever is the world coming to...

1. You missed off the question mark.
2. Whatever is one word.


One could argue that one should not finish a sentence with a preposition so I suppose you could have written, "To what is the world coming?" but that doesn't really make sense, much like your original phrase.

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Old 09.06.2011, 15:05
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Indeed...

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1. You missed off the question mark.
2. Whatever is one word.


One could argue that one should not finish a sentence with a preposition so I suppose you could have written, "To what is the world coming?" but that doesn't really make sense, much like your original phrase.

4/10 for effort
I knew this bait would lead to a catch.

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Re: Use of the apostrophe and other linguistic pitfalls

Is the use of 's to mark the plural of a loan word acceptable in German?

I ask because I've seen it used in several places, almost always with loan words, in advertisements such as this:

BIKE'S ZU VERKAUFEN
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Is the use of 's to mark the plural of a loan word acceptable in German?

I ask because I've seen it used in several places, almost always with loan words, in advertisements such as this:

BIKE'S ZU VERKAUFEN
no, it is not. This phenomenon is called "Deppenapostroph" in German.


http://www.apostrophitis.de/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophitis
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Old 10.06.2011, 13:22
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no, it is not. This phenomenon is called "Deppenapostroph" in German.


http://www.apostrophitis.de/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophitis
/me chuckles after looking up "Depp" on Leo. I'll have to remember that.
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Old 10.06.2011, 13:27
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no, it is not. This phenomenon is called "Deppenapostroph" in German.


http://www.apostrophitis.de/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophitis

Made me laugh out loud that one, reminded me of some fo the wonderful German examples you can hear, for example when I lived in Cologne I was treated to the Kölscher Genitiv one day: "Du, kann ich mal den 'Puter dein Bruder ausleihen" and the answer was "Nee, Du, dem seins Rechner ist im Arsch" (Actually, as this was in Cologne it was of course "Demsing".)

Sorry for the "German" here.
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Made me laugh out loud that one, reminded me of some fo the wonderful German examples you can hear, for example when I lived in Cologne I was treated to the Kölscher Genitiv one day: "Du, kann ich mal den 'Puter dein Bruder ausleihen" and the answer was "Nee, Du, dem seins Rechner ist im Arsch" (Actually, as this was in Cologne it was of course "Demsing".)

Sorry for the "German" here.
Makes me think of "Ernst Kuzorra seine Frau ihr Stadion"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Kuzorra
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Re: Use of the apostrophe and other linguistic pitfalls

I have this hard time understanding when women refer to my cute. I have no clue what my cute is?!
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Re: Use of the apostrophe and other linguistic pitfalls

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Is the use of 's to mark the plural of a loan word acceptable in German?

I ask because I've seen it used in several places, almost always with loan words, in advertisements such as this:

BIKE'S ZU VERKAUFEN
No. A grocer's apostrophe remains such, n'importe the language.
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I was speaking to an official translator for the Swiss guvment a few weeks ago and she (English) confirmed to my horror that it is also now perfectly acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition...
As Sir Winston Churchill said on the subject: "Up with this, I will not put".

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Re: Use of the apostrophe and other linguistic pitfalls

Reviving an old thread, as it's Sunday

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Greengrocers.27_apostrophes

- anyway, the French started it!
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