[Grammar] I hope you’re having a good time ushering in 2018!

kadioguy

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In Lee Hsien Loong's facebook page, he says:

A very Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you’re having a good time ushering in 2018! This year, we’ll also be preparing for Singapore Bicentennial celebrations in 2019, to mark the 200th anniversary of Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore. It is a good time to reflect on our history, how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go. ...

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1. Does it mean the following?

... I hope you’re having a good time's ushering in 2018! ...

2. Can I use another punctuation in the following?

It is a good time to reflect on our history: how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go.
It is a good time to reflect on our history - how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go.

 

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In Lee Hsien Loong's facebook page, he says:

A very Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you’re having a good time ushering in 2018! This year, we’ll also be preparing for Singapore Bicentennial celebrations in 2019, to mark the 200th anniversary of Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore. It is a good time to reflect on our history, how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go. ...

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1. Does it mean the following?

... I hope you’re having a good time's ushering in 2018! ... No, that's not correct. Why do you think an apostrophe 's' is needed?


Bhai
 

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I thought it is like this:

I am looking forward to the truth's coming out.
Now I think it is the following:

I hope you’re having a good time (in) ushering in 2018!

[FONT=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]
[/FONT]2. Can I use another punctuation in the following?

It is a good time to reflect on our history: how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go.
It is a good time to reflect on our history - how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go.[FONT=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]
[/FONT]I need someone to help me. :-?
 

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Yes, "in" or "with'' for the first.

For the second, I've seen the colon used in that kind of sentence, but you need to use an em dash instead of a hyphen in your second example.
 
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