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Andy Peters
03/02/06 15:55
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#111115 - comments and suggestions
Responding to: Jon Ledbetter's previous message
Jon,

I'm sorry but I abhor apostrophe abuse and the pedant in me is oddly compelled (to split an infinitive) to point out the errors on your title page!

"This guide to help noob's or newbies to get the most out of 8052.com and it's forum."

The plural of noob is simply noobs. No apostrophe needed, as it's not a contraction, unlike my use of it's, which is a contraction of it is.

The possessive form of it is simply its, also no apostrophe required. Think of this gender-neutral possessive in the same way you think of the possessive form of the pronoun he, which is to say, his, and not hi's.

Hopefully, this gentle correction has been helpful and is appreciated.




If not, then the following cartoon has a much more aggressive way of stating the above:



List of 31 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
The Noob's Guide to 8052.com        Jon Ledbetter      03/02/06 13:30      
   NICE!!!!!!      Jan Waclawek      03/02/06 13:56      
   Will it help ?      Steve M. Taylor      03/02/06 14:34      
   PrtScrn      Ian Bell      03/02/06 15:05      
      Capture programs      Jon Ledbetter      03/02/06 15:10      
         Linux screen grabber      Ian Bell      03/03/06 03:37      
   comments and suggestions        Andy Peters      03/02/06 15:55      
      Agreed      Jon Ledbetter      03/02/06 16:03      
      Ahh, what a nice feeling!      Kai Klaas      03/02/06 18:01      
         Grammar      Steve M. Taylor      03/03/06 05:48      
         No debate...      Jon Ledbetter      03/03/06 09:24      
            re: no debate      Andy Peters      03/05/06 23:01      
   Very nice      Craig Steiner      03/02/06 18:12      
      cliche      Steve M. Taylor      03/03/06 04:16      
         Cliche buttons      Andy Neil      03/03/06 05:32      
   A minor suggestion        Hal Albach      03/02/06 18:30      
      On it...      Jon Ledbetter      03/02/06 18:44      
         Well done Jon      Terry Lingle      03/02/06 21:46      
   Updated      Jon Ledbetter      03/03/06 09:28      
   two things to add      Jez Smith      03/04/06 08:41      
      Links      Jon Ledbetter      03/06/06 15:35      
         Not gvim.org      Vignesh Prasad      03/08/06 09:33      
   One more suggestion      Vignesh Prasad      03/04/06 10:35      
      now get rid of it      Erik Malund      03/06/06 09:01      
         Turn off      Steve M. Taylor      03/06/06 10:08      
            many of them are excellent      Erik Malund      03/06/06 10:56      
               C++ Dummy      Ian Bell      03/06/06 15:34      
                  you got the wrong book, anyone that can      Erik Malund      03/06/06 15:50      
                     Right Book?      Ian Bell      03/08/06 11:22      
                        right here      Erik Malund      03/08/06 12:01      
                           Thankyou Erik, made my day      Ian Bell      03/08/06 13:58      

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