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    Regarding the use of ''s''

    Sentence: ''Why do unbearable 'internet Goebbels' expect other people to agree with their leanings ?''

    Question: Does the word 'expect' need to have 's' at its end? Should it be 'expects' instead of 'expect' ?

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe333 View Post
    Sentence: ''Why do unbearable 'internet Goebbels' expect other people to agree with their leanings ?''

    Question: Does the word 'expect' need to have 's' at its end? Should it be 'expects' instead of 'expect' ?

    Thanks
    No.

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    No. It's "Why do these people expect ...?"

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    #4

    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No.
    Sir, may I know the reason why? Is it because of the verb "do"? Because the word Goebbels is not a plural. The word Geobbels has "s" at its end naturally, it is not pluralize in my sentence. Or is it appears/sounds pluralize in my sentence?

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe333 View Post
    Sir, may I know the reason why? Is it because of the verb "do"? Because the word Goebbels is not a plural. The word Geobbels has "s" at its end naturally, it is not pluralize in my sentence. Or is it appears/sounds pluralize in my sentence?

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    Did you read 5jj's post?

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

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    No. It's "Why do these people expect ...?"

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    Thanks. But I don't want to alter me sentence. Goebbels dysphemism has been used intentionally by me for the word propaganda.
    Last edited by Joe333; 07-Jan-2012 at 20:10. Reason: edited

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Did you read 5jj's post?
    Oh I'm a tube-light. Hehe. Just reread it. Thanks for pointing. Got what you and 5jj's are saying. It is because of the verb do, "s" will not come there. Right?

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe333 View Post
    Oh I'm a tube-light. Hehe. Just reread it. Thanks for pointing. Got what you and 5jj's are saying. It is because of the verb do we will not use the "s" there. Right?

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    #9

    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe333 View Post
    Thanks. But I don't want to alter me my sentence.
    Then don't, but it will be incorrect English unless 'Goebels' is plural, in which case it shouuld probably be 'Goebbelses',
    The D dysphemism 'Goebbels' has been used intentionally by me for the word propaganda.
    You can't use a countable proper noun in the same way as you use an uncountable noun. In either case, the auxiliary verb should be 'does' not 'do', unless you are intending 'Goebbels' to be plural.
    Last edited by 5jj; 07-Jan-2012 at 20:20. Reason: typo

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    Re: Regarding the use of ''s''

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe333 View Post
    Oh I'm a tube-light.
    tube-light? Could you illuminate me on this, please?

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