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    How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else.

    When the car belongs to somebody else.

    It was somebody else's car.
    It was somebody's else car.
    It was of somebody else car.
    The car was of somebody else.


    How to make possessive with "somebody else".

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    It was somebody else's car.


    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It was somebody else's car.


    That's what I also thought, but what confused me was when I wrote it here it was rejected by the speller checker and the read line appeared under it.

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    Re: How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else

    Spell checkers and grammar checkers aren't infallible.

    Note that a red line appeared, not a read line.

    I just typed the correct sentence into this post as a test and no line appeared so it appears there is an issue with your spelling checker.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Spell checkers and grammar checkers aren't infallible.

    Note that a red line appeared, not a read line.

    I just typed the correct sentence into this post as a test and no line appeared so it appears there is an issue with your spelling checker.
    My spell checker is set to American English, it also rejects spellings used in British English. Anyway I am sorry about the read line, I was supposed to write red but it got typed by mistake. I am sorry about the typing mistake. Anyway the read line sounds like Australian or Kiwi accent.

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    Re: How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Anyway the read line sounds like Australian or Kiwi accent.
    What makes you think that? I'm pretty sure that "read" (as a past tense) sounds exactly like "red" in any variant of English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Red in a Kiwi accent can sound like "reed" to my AmE ears.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    How to make possessive with "somebody else".
    How would you phrase that question correctly?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How should we make possessive with somebody else? Somebody else's/Somebody's else

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What makes you think that? I'm pretty sure that "read" (as a past tense) sounds exactly like "red" in any variant of English.
    Well, I am not pretty sure about the Kiwis but Australians speak with a very interesting accent, they prolong some words with vowels, like they would say fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish to fish, cheeeeeeeeeeeeese to cheese. I really like the way they speak and sometimes it is hard to understand them because of their accent but still they have varieties of accents, and some of them speak like the British people.

    I feel comfortable with British and American accents, however, I don't feel comfortable with cockney cockney is a little hard to understand. But the Queens English the English spoken by the Royal family sounds perfectly fine. I know even in Britain there are variety of accents and local dialects. But when I say British English, I refer to the English I hear through the media like the one spoken by news anchors on BBC, Sky TV etc. And yes we also get to hear the cricket commentary by the former British cricketers who speak with varieties of British accents and even they sound different from each other, although they all belong to the UK.
    Last edited by Aamir Tariq; 01-May-2016 at 09:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    How would you phrase that question correctly?
    How should I make possessive questions containing the phrase "somebody else"?

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