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    Playing with action figures and a makeshift slide (making each of the action figures slide one after the other), which of the following would you use?

    Wolverine just played on the slide. It's Cyclop's turn now.
    Wolverine just did his slide. It's Cyclop's turn now.
    Wolverine just slid on the slide. It's Cyclop's turn now.
    Wolverine just slid. It's Cyclop's turn now.
    Wolverine just finished sliding. It's Cyclop's turn now.

    I looked up the forums and found that played on the slide is the most natural thing to say. But I was wondering if the others are acceptable too, as the action figures are sliding one after the other. Did they all just played on the slide?


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    Re: slide

    I'm fairly certain that the name is "Cyclops". It ends in an "s" so the possessive apostrophe needs to come after the "s", not before.

    It's Cyclops' turn now.
    It's Cyclops's turn now.

    Some people add the possessive "s" after the apostrophe when the name ends in an "s". I don't. I think it looks messy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: slide

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm fairly certain that the name is "Cyclops". It ends in an "s" so the possessive apostrophe needs to come after the "s", not before.

    It's Cyclops' turn now.
    It's Cyclops's turn now.

    Some people add the possessive "s" after the apostrophe when the name ends in an "s". I don't. I think it looks messy.
    Thank you for the correction. It was an oversight. I'd use Cyclops' too. But which of the sentences would you use?
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    Re: slide

    I'd probably say "Wolverine has had his turn [on the slide]. Now it's Cyclops' turn".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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