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(NT) We need the 'Like' functionality of Facebook here.
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What would really be cool...

is if you could Block or Defriend people.

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If improper use of the apostrophe upsets someone

Would they have the willpower to hit the "Block/Defriend" key?

My computer has a "block/defriend" key.

Perhaps if SE had some place where instead of typing, we could use audio...then we wouldn't see apostrophes.

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You made me happy!

I was taught to put the ' after the s in names ending with s to show possession.

So I read through with bated breath until I got to "Charles' ".

Thank you!

Angeline

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Ohh, I can NEVER get those right!

I might bookmark that as a reference.

Mark

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The takeaway...

In most cases, 's stands in for is or has. If you aren't sure, just substitute those and see if the phrase makes sense or not.

I must have had this ground into me at a young age, because when I see an apostrophe misused it's an automatic reaction, like fingernails on a chalkboard,

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I am a terrible proof reader

I automatically correct all errors. I first recognized this in elementary school. The teacher gave us a paragraph to correct. I wrote it and wondered where the errors were. I looked back and realized I and corrected all the errors without realizing it.

Diana

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RE: I am a terrible proof reader

So I see Happy

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