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 Post subject: question about apostrophe s
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:25 am 
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Example:- This is john's car.

Now the thing is I want to ask that in this Example why we added an "S" to john name.
what is the meaning of that?

Another example:- This is john's phone.

Please help.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Hi,

This is a regular grammar rule. You add 's to a noun to show possession.

By adding 's to John, it is indicating that the phone belongs to John.

Anytime you are showing possession, you need to add an 's to the noun. Here are more examples:

"I am going to Steve's house."
"Michael's chair is very comfortable."
"Jessica's hat is very pretty."

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 Post subject: Re: Help me!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:43 am 
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It really helped me. Thank you very much, Sir.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:21 pm 
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let's me try to write additional example,
your father's won't start
John is reading marry's book.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:14 pm 
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Hi,

Great job for practicing and trying. Here are some corrections below:

"your father's won't start" - This sentence does not need an 's because there is nothing that belongs to the father in this sentence. Maybe you missed a word. It should be something like, "Your father's car won't start."

"John is reading marry's book." - Perfect, except you should capitalize the name "Marry." Also it is more common to spell that name with one 'r' - "Mary."

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