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    Default still confused...

    I'm still confused.

    Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale being unhappy again.
    Can I change it to possesive form like this??

    Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale's being unhappy again.

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    Default Re: still confused...

    Quote Originally Posted by wendy
    I'm still confused.

    Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale being unhappy again.
    Can I change it to possesive form like this??

    Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale's being unhappy again.
    Yes you can. That works. :wink:

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    Default Re: still confused...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by wendy
    I'm still confused.

    Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale being unhappy again.
    Can I change it to possesive form like this??

    Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale's being unhappy again.
    Yes you can. That works. :wink:
    Sockpuppet is new to me. Please tell me what it means.

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    A sockpuppet is a puppet made using a sock. You put your hand inside the sock, and your hand becomes the puppet's "face".

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    A sockpuppet is a puppet made using a sock. You put your hand inside the sock, and your hand becomes the puppet's "face".

    :)
    I know that. In fact, I've even painted some faces on old socks to use them as puppets. It was the context (or the lack of context) that got me. I thought it had to have some other meaning.

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    'Sockpuppet' has an internet forum meaning- when someone posts something, then creates an identity to agree with them, they are using a sockpuppet to pretend there is a consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Sockpuppet' has an internet forum meaning- when someone posts something, then creates an identity to agree with them, they are using a sockpuppet to pretend there is a consensus.
    Thanks. :)

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    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You're welcome.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Sockpuppet' has an internet forum meaning- when someone posts something, then creates an identity to agree with them, they are using a sockpuppet to pretend there is a consensus.
    Thanks, Tdol. I didn't know that one.

    :D

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