Quick grammar/English lesson

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  1. lkWinnipesaukee

    lkWinnipesaukee TPF Noob!

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    The thing in front of your camera is a "LENS." The plural of "lens" is "LENSES"

    Not len, lense , lenz.

    Kay. Thanks!:wink:
     
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    What is the singular possessive of both?
     
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    The word *both* does not have a singular possessive when used as a pronoun... or, obviously, when used as an adjective or adverb.

    If the word is used as a proper noun, for example a subject has the name "John Both", then normal apostrophe rules would apply.
     
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    I find your large brain and smart talk mildly titillating.;-)

    "Look at the big brain on Brad!"
     
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    Indeed, the proper grammar for the preceding sentence would be "What is the singular possessive of each?"

    Next, we can hold discussions on the difference between "their" & "they're," "its" & "it's," and my personal least favorite oxymoron, "same difference."

    (Sorry, the grammar snob in me took control! =oP)
     
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    It's ok their ain't noone hear what nose what there sayin.
     
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    I am agreed wid you, Sab!:lol:

     
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    The gramar inquisition board meats on tuesday to discuss what meet to have on Friday. I tried like hell to end that sentence with a preposition, but couldn't manage.
     
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    The correct phonetical spelling in my state would be "lee-ins" :lol:
     
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    For the OP, your title is incorrect. What you provided was a spelling lesson, not a grammar lesson. For the grammarians, to write the possesive you would simply add an apostrophe at the end.
     
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    To add the the spelling\English lesson, there is no such word as definately. The correct word is: definitely with an i not an a toward the end.

    skieur (spelled correctly but not in English)
     
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    I am definately happy to hear that we are finally going to learn how to spell definitely. I figure all this english and gramar and spelling is going to finally make me a photo grapher
     

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