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    what does 's exactly mean when u put it after a word such as game's besides Game is ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by aangel837
    what does 's exactly mean when u put it after a word such as game's besides Game is ???
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    -ali
    Also can an exclamatory sentence (punctuation) be a period also?? im in summer skool and now im confused.

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    In spoken English 's can also be used for other contractions ... "The game has been over for an hour." = "The game's been over for an hour."

    To avoid confusion, most teachers say that the 's should only be used in written English for possession (The game's players are all tall.) or for the "~ is" contraction. There's already enough confusion because of the possessive form of "it" drops the apostrophe ("Ahh, poor kitty. Its foot is hurt." "It's a thorn in its paw that's causing its pain.").

    So... to keep it simple, 's means possesion (EXCEPT for something that belongs to "it"), or it is the contracted form of "~ is."

    Other uses exist in spoken English but those are natural reductions and you shouldn't try to express them in formal writing.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aangel837
    Also can an exclamatory sentence (punctuation) be a period also?? im in summer skool and now im confused.
    Yes. And so can a question mark if it is part of a quote.

    "Are you coming?" I asked.
    She looked at me and then suddenly shouted,"Yes! Of course I want to go!"
    My response was just as quick, "Well, are you packed?"

    If you mean can it be used just like a period, then the answer is yes! You never use a period after a question mark or exclaimation mark to end a sentnence.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanx!!
    A LOT OF HELP THAT WAS!! (even tho it was confusing but i got wut ur sayin!!)
    -ali

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