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    Conjugating "Someone Has"

    Is it grammatically correct to conjugate "someone has" as "someone's"?
    As in: Someone's walked off with my coat.

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    Re: Conjugating "Someone Has"

    Yes. This is common in speech (and therefore in written dialog); it would be uncommon in an essay or other text outside of quoted speech.

    It would be passably correct, but incredibly awkward, for example to write "The United States's been getting a bum rap lately," but that is the way we would SAY it.

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