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.... is used when you're omitting something, like when you're quoting a source and you're not quoting the whole thing, but just parts of it. I don't think it's to be used any other way but I use it when I post on here because I type in streams of consciousness sometimes.

I don't think it's ever grammatically correct to start a sentence with the hyphen unless you're making a list or outline.

Having said this, Deb will probably come and correct me.
Or, she'll come and tell you you're dead on right!!!!!!

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Re: Deb, Nat, and Brian's Thread of Grammar Shame.

ok, so i get it now but this "....." is going to be a hard habit to break.
(just so you know)
i think i've been using it in place of commas.

but hey, knowing is half the battle.
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I think lots of people uses ellipses in informal conversations and stuff, on here, emails, chats, etc. I think everyone does. But the only place it is appropriate for formal writing is how Jace described. It's not that it's "incorrect grammar," per se, I'd just say it's not appropriate for formal/academic writing.

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n@'s quick grammar lesson:

'"You're" is a contraction meaning "you are."
"Your" is a pronoun meaning "belonging to you."
"They're" is a contraction meaning "they are,"
"their" is a pronoun meaning "belonging to them,"
"there" is an adjective describing a location that is away from "here."

contractions:

I see a lot of "was'nt" or "does'nt" around the boards, and, um, yeah THAT IS WRONG.
was not is "wasn't." The apostrophe takes the place of the "o." Just like in the tv show punk'd, where the apostrophe takes the place of the "e." get it? GET IT? d:

does not = doesn't
do not = don't
would not = wouldn't
will not = won't
etc.

[: this has been a lesson from n@. Enjoy the rest of your evening/morning/afternoon.
Nat dear, can I have a lesson in when to put in an apostrophe please?
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Nat dear, can I have a lesson in when to put in an apostrophe please?
sure

by adding 's, you form the possessive singular of nouns, whatever the final consonant.

ex.
Charles's friend
Burns's poem
the witch's malice

Exceptions are the possessives of ancient proper names ending in -es and -is, the possessive Jesus', and such forms as for conscience' sake, for righteousness sake. But such forms as Moses' Laws, Isis's temple are commonly replaced by

the laws of Moses
the temple of Isis

The pronomial possessives hers, its, theirs, yours, and ours have no apostrophe. Indefinite pronouns, however, use the apostrophe to show possession.

one's rights
somebody else's umbrella

A common error is to write it's for its, or vice versa. The first is a contraction, meaning "it is." The second is a possessive.

It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.


also:
cds dvds, etc. do not have an apostrophe. d:

jimmy connor's is also wrong.

i bet deb knows where i got all this info from d:

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I do

I just get sad that people are not listening to your awesome lessons and are continuing to do the same things

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sure

by adding 's, you form the possessive singular of nouns, whatever the final consonant.

ex.
Charles's friend
Burns's poem
the witch's malice

Exceptions are the possessives of ancient proper names ending in -es and -is, the possessive Jesus', and such forms as for conscience' sake, for righteousness sake. But such forms as Moses' Laws, Isis's temple are commonly replaced by

the laws of Moses
the temple of Isis

The pronomial possessives hers, its, theirs, yours, and ours have no apostrophe. Indefinite pronouns, however, use the apostrophe to show possession.

one's rights
somebody else's umbrella

A common error is to write it's for its, or vice versa. The first is a contraction, meaning "it is." The second is a possessive.

It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.


also:
cds dvds, etc. do not have an apostrophe. d:

jimmy connor's is also wrong.

i bet deb knows where i got all this info from d:


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How much do I owe you? I can repay you in ways other than money if you like
hmmmmm...

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British people can't do grammar! Do you guys know that traditional grammar is not teached at schools anymore? Where is Fairy Sara when you need her, she should be able to elaborate on this matter. Seriously, only a few people study syntax nowadays.

We don't learn grammar here either (I-ther, not Eether ). Not anymore anyway. My grammar is based on a mixture of what I was taught and my gut feeling (usually wrong of course)

OH OH OH!!! and just so I don't get murdered for bumping up yet another thread, I'd just like to say that this thread is hilarious!!!

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Hee i love this thread! EdUucAshuN and fuN! Awesome (:

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