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Keifers
12-28-2005, 09:38 AM
"it's" is the abbreviation of "it is" -- as in "it's the first Slam of the year."

"its" is the possessive -- as in "the racquet's weight definitely affects its maneuverability."

A lot of people use "it's" as the possessive, an easy mistake to make because (apostrophe)(s) usually indicates the possessive, as in the second example above.

An easy way to check: read/say it's as it is, and see if it makes sense.

Ah, the vagaries of the English language...

Keifers
12-28-2005, 09:51 AM
Gee, did I put enough quote marks in my post?! ;)

Dedans Penthouse
12-28-2005, 11:29 AM
"You're" correct about the number of quotation marks in "your" well thought out thread. :-)

Some others to consider:

(the following are all re-printed courtesy of Rabbit's: "The Magnolia State Conversational Primer")

"Z'ackly" as in "Exactly"

"Y'all" as in "you all"

"Ain't" as in "Ain't not"

"Gon'na" as in "going to"

" 'shine" as in "moonshine"

"Shotgun weddin'" as in "Shotgun Wedding"

"She'll" as in "She will"

"Sheep'll" as "Sheep will"

"B'aaaa" as in "Not tonight Rabbit, I've (I have) a headache."



OTHER (non-provincial) EXAMPLES:

"Doesn't" for "does not"

"You're" for "you are" ("your" = possessive pronoun)

"It's" for "it is not"

"I'm" for "I am"

"Iams" for cats"

"Can't" as in "cannot"

"They're" as in "they are" ("their" = possessive pronoun)

"Contractions" as in "Birthing Centers"

"Ten o'clock" is actually the contraction for "ten of the clock."

Today's "contractional" brain-tease~

Question: What's Irish and stays outside all summer long?
Answer: Paddy O'Furniture (not to be confused with "Patio Furniture")

Aykhan Mammadov
12-28-2005, 12:07 PM
Keifers, useful remark, especially for me. I'll necessarily correct myself in my future posts.

Meantime, beginning from 2006 we'll have not only 1-st racquet of the world but also Nobel Prize Laureate, they also took a decision to join to the forum in clarifying who is the GOAT.

Frodo Baggins
12-28-2005, 12:15 PM
Don't Forget An = And- which is Bad!!!;)

Yours!05
12-28-2005, 12:25 PM
"it's" is the abbreviation of "it is" -- as in "it's the first Slam of the year."

"its" is the possessive -- as in "the racquet's weight definitely affects its maneuverability."

A lot of people use "it's" as the possessive, an easy mistake to make because (apostrophe)(s) usually indicates the possessive, as in the second example above.

An easy way to check: read/say it's as it is, and see if it makes sense.

Ah, the vagaries of the English language...As a last resort - when in doubt, leave it out;) Don't Forget An = And- which is Bad!!!;) Just annoying.:rolleyes:

diredesire
12-28-2005, 12:52 PM
'your' bothers me the most when used incorrectly :(

Rabbit
12-28-2005, 01:16 PM
"You're" correct about the number of quotation marks in "your" well thought out thread. :-)

Some others to consider:

(the following are all re-printed courtesy of Rabbit's: "The Magnolia State Conversational Primer")

"Z'ackly" as in "Exactly"

"Y'all" as in "you all"

"Ain't" as in "Ain't not"

"Gon'na" as in "going to"

" 'shine" as in "moonshine"

"Shotgun weddin'" as in "Shotgun Wedding"

"She'll" as in "She will"

"Sheep'll" as "Sheep will"

"B'aaaa" as in "Not tonight Rabbit, I've (I have) a headache."


You missed a few.

finnin as in "I'm finnin to get my shotgun and pepper your ***."

smore as in "You want smore? I got two more shells in my gun."

daince as in "Daince you yankee ba$****!"

and finally

dedans as in "I've seen a live yankee, but most of 'em have been dedans."

:)

BreakPoint
12-28-2005, 01:17 PM
There
Their
They're

PLEASE make sure you use the correct one.

Also, "alot" is NOT a word! It's "a lot". Two words.

Dedans Penthouse
12-28-2005, 01:48 PM
Rabbit: ;-)

Frodo Baggins
12-28-2005, 03:31 PM
so Your Saying >An=Annoying..:rolleyes: Tell me Hows that so???It's not even in The English Language???

armand
12-28-2005, 03:37 PM
It doesn't have to be English, just like some members of this board(read: YOU) aren't even from planet Earth!

D Penthouse: LOL