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.
Last edited by 2006; 28-Jul-2010 at 00:18. Reason: correct spelling
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.
**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.
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.
yes my keyboard has the same problem