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    Post It's and its

    whats the difference between it's and its, who's and whose?
    if its possible provide some ex.
    Thankyou!

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    #2

    Re: It's and its

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrunker View Post
    whats the difference between it's and its, who's and whose?
    if its possible provide some examples.
    Thankyou!
    It's = it is or it has.
    It's a nice day. It's thawed during the night.

    Its = belonging to it.
    The cat chased its own tail.

    Who's = who is
    or who has.
    Who's coming this evening? Who's been eating my porridge?

    Whose = of whom
    The girl whose flat we are staying in is on holiday in Turkey.
    Whose book is this?

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    #3

    Re: It's and its

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

    fivejedjon, I respect your very helpful answer, but when you start correcting someone's post,
    please correct it completely.
    Otherwise the member might think everything else is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrunker View Post
    What's the difference between it's and its, who's and whose?
    If it's possible, provide some examples.
    Thank you!
    Cheers!

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    Re: It's and its

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    fivejedjon, I respect your very helpful answer, but when you start correcting someone's post,
    please correct it completely.
    Otherwise the member might think everything else is correct.
    I think you have misused 'respect' there.
    Last edited by 5jj; 23-Feb-2011 at 10:08. Reason: typo

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    #5

    Re: It's and its

    Well, what word should I have used then?
    Maybe "I appreciate your post."?

    Cheers!

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    Re: It's and its

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Well, what word should I have used then?
    Maybe "I appreciate your post."?

    Cheers!
    If you respect his answer, you don't go on to instruct him on what he should do. Fivejedjon is a native English speaker and a teacher, you are neither.

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    #7

    Re: It's and its

    I know this, but it doesn't make my statement or suggestion unnecessary.
    The only thing I suggested was to correct posts completely, not only one word.
    And this has nothing to do with native speaker and teacher.
    Please read jcrunker's post and tell me it's grammatically correct except the "ex".
    (Because I don't think it is.)

    If I create a post which has many mistakes and you correct 1 of them, I will think the rest is okay.
    Nobody is forced to correct anything here (it's completely voluntary), but either no correction or a full correction.

    This is my opinion, and it's completely independent of my native language!

    I don't really think you took my 1st post (the 3rd reply here on this thread) as some kind of insult.

    Cheers!

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    Re: It's and its

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I know this, but it doesn't make my statement or suggestion unnecessary.
    The only thing I suggested was to correct posts completely, not only one word.
    And this has nothing to do with native speaker and teacher.
    Please read jcrunker's post and tell me it's grammatically correct except the "ex".
    (Because I don't think it is.)

    If I create a post which has many mistakes and you correct 1 of them, I will think the rest is okay.
    Nobody is forced to correct anything here (it's completely voluntary), but either no correction or a full correction.

    This is my opinion, and it's completely independent of my native language!

    I don't really think you took my 1st post (the 3rd reply here on this thread) as some kind of insult.

    Cheers!
    I don't think you meant to be insulting, but your post was quite abrupt and inappropriate given yours and fivejedjon's relative experience in English language teaching.

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    #9

    Re: It's and its

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    And this has nothing to do with native speaker and teacher.
    It has, actually.

    You may not have intended it, but " ...when you start correcting someone's post, please correct it completely" comes across as authoritarian and critical, as does "Nobody is forced to correct anything here (it's completely voluntary), but either no correction or a full correction." It is not the way colleagues normally address each other in BrE.

    I would have considered it inappropriate even if one of the administrators or moderators had addressed those words to me - unless there were a clearly stated forum policy requiring complete correction.

    When British teachers believe that a colleague is doing something incorrectly, they tend to say something like, "I notice that you did not correct all the mistakes; was that deliberate?" Others may find this strange or even hypocritical, but that is the way it's generally done. It also spares one the embarrassment of discovering that one has criticised something which may have been done for a good reason.

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    Exclamation Re: It's and its

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I know this, but it doesn't make my statement or suggestion unnecessary.
    The only thing I suggested was to correct posts completely, not only one word.
    And this has nothing to do with native speaker and teacher.
    Please read jcrunker's post and tell me it's grammatically correct except the "ex".
    (Because I don't think it is.)

    If I create a post which has many mistakes and you correct 1 of them, I will think the rest is okay.
    Nobody is forced to correct anything here (it's completely voluntary), but either no correction or a full correction.

    This is my opinion, and it's completely independent of my native language!

    I don't really think you took my 1st post (the 3rd reply here on this thread) as some kind of insult.

    Cheers!
    correct me if im wrong in my grammer in my post
    Thankyou

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