Spelling on AFF is atrocious!  

bayles101 63F
92 posts
12/28/2005 9:17 am

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Spelling on AFF is atrocious!


Bad writing, spelling and grammar are big turn-offs, I have to admit! What happened to commas? Why can't people form a plural of a word (they stick an apostrophe in there! for example: "we worked our butt's off" instead of "butts")? What is so difficult? I realize knowing "it's" vs "its" is a little tricky but there is a simple rule--just google it and you'll read it. Poor spelling and grammar make me feel you didn't really give a shit about what you were putting out there and can't bother to do spell check or you are not educated which is sad but not attractive.
It's is a contraction for it is or it has.

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Its is a possessive pronoun meaning, more or less, of it or belonging to it.

And there is absolutely, positively, no such word as its'.
A simple test:

If you can replace it[']s in your sentence with it is or it has, then your word is it's; otherwise, your word is its.
Another test:

Its is the neuter version of his and her. Try plugging her into your sentence where you think its belongs. If the sentence still works grammatically (if not logically) then your word is indeed its.
Examples

It's been good to know you. Contraction: it has
It's a bird! It's a plane! Contraction: it is

The dodo bird is known for its inability to fly. Possessive pronoun: its inability = the dodo bird's inability

Cowboy_Deluxe 38M

12/28/2005 5:13 pm

I miss spell sometimes too! I miss spelled on my profile just left it that way..cause I just don't care.. I haven't had a woman mention it to me yet, and they seem to like me alright. Just Cowboy poking around to give some insight. Get-r-done!


NEsailor 69M

1/4/2006 3:47 pm

Who knows the answer to this one? I seem to recall that the apostrophe for the possesive s goes before the s if it's singular possesion & after if it's possesed but more than one as in "our butts' ".
This is't meant to be argumentative, mereley to help me recall all that stuff I learned way back when .
I tried google, but I'm better at at recall than computer & it's getting late tonight!


bayles101 63F

1/5/2006 10:59 pm

That's right, sailor. For example:

the boy's t-shirt said "AdultFriendFinder" (Jack's t-shirt)

vs

the boys' t-shirt said "OFF" (the t-shirts on Jack and Paul and Dick)


blackbelt1967 49M

11/17/2006 2:24 am

LOL, ask me anything about Math and I can help you but give me that spell checker and dont forget the grammar checker also. LOL


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