MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 11:08 am
I can barely spell never mind hyphens and all that stuff.
Spell checker in adobe red flags ‘Electrics’; wants to change it to Electronics; but it doesn’t red flag ‘Electric’s’.
But as I’m writing the forum spell checker is the opposite highlighting ‘Electric’s’, and ignoring ‘Electrics’.
Both spellcheckers highlight ‘arggggggghhhhhhhh’ by the way.
anyone ? plz.
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 11:23 am
I would say Electrics, but it depends on the context it’s being used in.
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 11:25 am
What context are you using it in James? If it’s a business name probably Electric’s, as it belongs to somebody…….Cleary Electric’s. ‘Electrics’ if you wish to say something like…… ‘The electrics were installed by….’
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 11:39 amquote Harry Cleary:
Harry the oposrophe goes on the owner of the item not the other way round.
But if the the electric’s circuit would be correct
An apostophe only has two uses to denote ownership or a missing letter,
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm
"check the electrics"
"Johns electrics are good" etc.
only put the apostrophe before the s if you want to say
"the electric’s switched off now"
Pete, i thought that the apostrophe was still only used in a name to denote the missing letter, such as "john’s here" or "John’s arrived", john is or john has respectively.
if the possessive i thought it went after the name and the S wasn’t added. "Johns’ Tackle shop" of "have you seen Johns’ van?"
perhaps i’m wrong!
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm
clear ‘s mud 😮
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:12 pmquote George Elsmore:
Who Clear ? or did you miss off the "y" for Mr Cleary
"whos" going to care anyway? 🙄
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm
On mature reflection I think I may be wrong! 😳
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Computers are to blame for using an Inch mark instead of an apostrophe.
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:42 pmquote Harry Cleary:
was it a senior moment Harry 😀
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm
really sad part is that most readers thee days wouldn’t know the answer either, and probably wouldn’t care anyway
My gripe is when people use txt language when they type an email. You need an interpreter some days 🙄
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:52 pmquote Dave Rowland:
Whilst pondering the finer points of the apostrophe I noticed that’s a foot mark Dave. :lol1:
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 12:55 pmquote David Rogers:
Yes, that is correct but couldn’t remember which one’s which at the moment of fast typing. I was corrected by someone when I was working in Book printing.
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 1:01 pmquote George Elsmore:
yes George, look at the company I’m keeping! 😀
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm
Thats a foot mark not an inch !
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:20 pmquote Hugh Potter:
Thats what i said Hugh it replaces John is here.
but the ownership come in to play as this
If a group of nuns make some chips, then its the nuns’ chips
if the mother superior makes some chips they are the mother superior’s chips
Like yYour example, Johns Tackle depends on if it’s the surname Johns Or
first name John
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm
…signs for MOT’s or OAP’s as a plural…discuss
There’s millions of them out there, but are they correct?
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm
The main role of the apostrophe is to show possession or association.
* If the noun is singular, you form the possessive by adding ‘s:
o the cat’s paws (one cat)
o Mary’s hair
* If the noun is plural and ends in s you add an apostrophe after the s:
o the cats’ paws (several cats)
o the Smiths’ house
* If the noun is plural and ends in a letter other than s, the possessive is formed by adding ‘s:
o the children’s clothes
o the sheep’s hoofs
I think as Peter has already said.
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 2:44 pmquote David Rogers:
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm
Wow Back to school
I’m going to have to set an hour away to take all this in.
Its a list of services; like:-
plumbing – tiling – electrics – joinery
Probably go with electrics.
Good to know this stuff mind you.
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Definitely go with electrics in that context!
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Save yourself any doubt and call him a Multi Skilled Technician.
Or should that be Multi-Skilled (or even Multi-skilled????) lol
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 6:54 pmquote Paul Humble:
no it should be
Anyway Paul can you change your avitar, its frightening my dogs 😀
MemberJanuary 22, 2009 at 7:38 pmquote Peter Normington:
<<<<<< Ill use this one as a temporary measure although it shows me in a bad light as I rarely drink or dance!! lol
MemberJanuary 23, 2009 at 1:22 amquote John Childs:
Of course not…. :thumbup2:
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