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  1. #1
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    "s" added to years

    Why is a "s" added to year in the sentence? What is the grammer meaning

    "This years order will be late."

    Thank you,
    D

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    Re: "s" added to years

    It should be "This year's order will be late."
    Do you know about Possessive Case yet? Possessive case is shown by adding apostrophe + s to a word, that is, 's

    eg
    That hat belongs to my son, It is my son's hat.
    The dog's tail was wagging.

    Where abouts in Thailand do you live?

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    Re: "s" added to years

    David,
    I live in Bangkok

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    Smile Re: "s" added to years

    David, for pedants of grammar and 'correctness' this is a very good example of a division in opinion.

    A Thread from a few days ago was advising that the 's for year's would soon be obsolete and did not therefore warrant sufficient focus. But in reality, the 's for year's is only the tip of the apostrophic iceberg in relation to English grammar. If this rule is ignored, how many others will go the same way?

    SB

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    Re: "s" added to years

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    David, for pedants of grammar and 'correctness' this is a very good example of a division in opinion.

    A Thread from a few days ago was advising that the 's for year's would soon be obsolete and did not therefore warrant sufficient focus. But in reality, the 's for year's is only the tip of the apostrophic iceberg in relation to English grammar. If this rule is ignored, how many others will go the same way?

    SB
    Which thread are you referring to?

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