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    #1

    hi

    Hi

    Is the following sentence correct?

    He`d rather you hadn`t let her in on the secret meeting; now everybody will act as if something weird were in the air.

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Hi

    Is the following sentence correct?

    He'd rather you hadn't let her in on the secret meeting; now everybody will act as if something weird is in the air.
    Don't leave a space before or after an apostrophe.
    Thank you very much.
    2006
    Last edited by 2006; 28-Jul-2010 at 00:18. Reason: correct spelling

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    Re: hi

    There might not be a space. On Spanish keyboards that's exactly how an apostrophe comes out. Because there is no apostrophe in Spanish, the mark that they put on their keyboards comes out looking very strange - it points the wrong way and also looks as if there's a space either side of it. I don't know if that's the case with keyboards from other countries which don't normally use the apostrophe.

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    #4

    Re: hi

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    It's not a space, it's just the wrong character.
    ` and ī don't belong here. -> I donīt need it. I don`t need it.
    ' belongs here. -> I don't need it.

    And it doesn't have anything to do with the Spanish keyboard.


    As you can see it's the key right to the 0.

    Cheers!

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    #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    It's not a space, it's just the wrong character.
    ` and ī don't belong here. -> I donīt need it. I don`t need it.
    ' belongs here. -> I don't need it.

    And it doesn't have anything to do with the Spanish keyboard.


    As you can see it's the key right to the 0.

    Cheers!
    I was simply going by the Spanish laptop keyboard that one of my friends owns. The only character remotely resembling an apostrophe on it comes out facing the wrong direction and with what look like spaces either side of it.

    Perhaps it's a laptop she bought in Spain but made somewhere else. Perhaps there's a character she hasn't found yet, made by keying something more complicated than simply a key, or Shift + key, but both she and I have exactly the same problem when we try to type on her keyboard. We have never found a way of simply typing what I recognise as an apostrophe, the one that you have a green tick next to above.

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    #6

    Re: hi

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    2006
    Hi 2006!

    Thank you so much for your answer.


    It is not my intention to leave a space after the apostrophe but this is how my keyboard works; I really don`t know the reason. Maybe it`s the producer`s fault.

    Thank you very much all those who help me.


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    Re: hi

    yes my keyboard has the same problem

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