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    Are the following correct?

    1. He has___the work. Begun?

    2. I have___many fishes in that stream. Caught?

    3. Yesterday he___late to school. came?

    4. I have__my pencil. broke or broken?

    5. The flag was ____ at dawn. Raised?
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    1. The____ job was endangerd because he flogged a child.

    teacher's ------- should the word be teacher' or teachers?

    2. You must give two weeks noticed when you resign from a job.

    Is the word weeks correct or should I use week's or weeks'?

    3. We thought those books were the Smith's.
    Is Smith's correct or should I use Smiths' or Smiths
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Correct tense and "s"

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    Are the following correct?

    1. He has___the work. Begun?

    2. I have___many fishes in that stream. Caught?

    3. Yesterday he___late to school. came?

    4. I have__my pencil. broke or broken?

    5. The flag was ____ at dawn. Raised?
    Number 4 should be "broken". The rest are correct.
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    1. The____ job was endangerd because he flogged a child.

    teacher's ------- should the word be teacher' or teachers?

    2. You must give two weeks noticed when you resign from a job.

    Is the word weeks correct or should I use week's or weeks'?

    3. We thought those books were the Smith's.
    Is Smith's correct or should I use Smiths' or Smiths
    1. teacher's (singular possessive)

    2. There is diosagreement about this. The classic use is two weeks' notice, (plural possessive) but you will see other variations.

    3. Because of the "the" before the name, Smiths is plural. Therefore it should be Smiths' or Smiths's. That depends on whether you would say smiths or smithses. Isuspect most would say the first.

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