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    what does this mean

    What does it mean when a word has this in it....[T]hey're????

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    Re: what does this mean

    The elipsis (three dots) replaces text that was in the original quote. When the capitalization is changed as well, it is shown as you have illustrated. Anything in brackets [was not in the original text].

    Original: "So as a result of all that, they're angry. Really angry."

    Quoted as: "...[T]hey're angry. Really angry."


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    Re: what does this mean

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What does it mean when a word has this in it....[T]hey're????
    They're - that is an apostrophe, used in this instance as indication of an abbreviation for "are" = They are.

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    Re: what does this mean

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What does it mean when a word has this in it....[T]hey're????
    It means that you've written a small "t" and a capital "T" is called for.

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