who's who?

Discussion in 'The Cesspool' started by outlandish, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. outlandish smoki'n....... Registered Senior Member

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    damn that slimy, slippery character that is grammar:

    is it:

    1) whose car is that?
    2) whos car is that?
    3) who's car is that?
    4) some other nonsense.

    help.

    it's driving me insane.

    :bugeye:
     
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  3. oscar confusoid Registered Senior Member

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    whose
     
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  5. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    Its option

    5) Who's so dense they could not look it up?

    or

    6) Who's the even denser to reply to this thread?
    Who's.
     
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  7. outlandish smoki'n....... Registered Senior Member

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    so it's who's or whose for god's sake??
     
  8. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    Who's

    Still lost?
     
  9. outlandish smoki'n....... Registered Senior Member

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    no.
    thanks. (oscar you dipshit)
     
  10. fahrenheit 451 fiction Registered Senior Member

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    who is the moaner.
    .
     
  11. sargentlard Save the whales motherfucker Valued Senior Member

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    How would one look that up?...I sometimes have stupid grammer questions and it'll help if there is some grammer source on the web.
     
  12. Rappaccini Redoubtable Registered Senior Member

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    You meant it's, right, Princess?

    That's the one.
     
  13. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    What? You're saying that whose is right? Wouldn't it be right in a situation like this. "Bob, whose car is that, fell down and broke his neck."

    But, "Who's car is that? Is that Bob's car?" would be correct. Correct?

    I really don't know. I've never had the best grip on contractions with pronouns and the like.
     
  14. Bells Staff Member

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    No, she was correct with its. You only do the it's if there is an is after the it.

    Now try and say that quickly 5 times in a row. :bugeye:
     
  15. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    "Who's" means "who is", or if someone was named who, "who's" could be them claiming ownership.
    It's whose.
     
  16. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    There was. She was trying to say "it is option ...", she's just a moron.
     
  17. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Well god-damn the lunatic is right. Although, he only seconded Rappa. And everyone knows Rappa is the grammar patrol.

     
  18. gendanken Ruler of All the Lands Valued Senior Member

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    lola:
    Eat shit, assmilk.

    Here's your school lesson: it with an apostrophe denotes it is, without means belongs to.

    And it is "whose", I was only wanting to see outlandish squirm or at least fail his grammar lessons.
     
  19. rGEMINI Fallen Entity Registered Senior Member

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    LOL "assmilk" that is such a great isult ^^^
     
  20. outlandish smoki'n....... Registered Senior Member

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    gendy:

    Don't confuse supination with lack of intelect.

    that's never going to happen cupcake, but props to you anyway for keeping an innocuous thread going.

    grammar shammar....I'm more interested in the content of the package & not the packaging itself.

    rappaccini:

    No, she meant "its options" as in "outlandish's options"
    just the wench's lumbering attempt at wit.


    oscar:

    sorry old chap.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2004
  21. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    Ha, well that would still be "it's", because the options belong to the it.
    Words only end in an s without an apostrophe if they are like the "words" at the start of this sentence, or like "gendanken fails again".
     
  22. thefountainhed Fully Realized Valued Senior Member

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    wHAT THE fuck is this, illiterate morons amongst our midst?

    Hey Rappacini, redoubtable, or whatever the fuck how many sock puppets you have, there is no surprise to see your rigid ass in this thread, but you are right: whose car is that?

    who's = who is.
    its = it in the possesive. i.e. its luggage-->the luggage it possesses.
    it's = it is

    who is car is that --> is bloody stupid.

    its --> possessive form of "it", which may sound confounding because most possessive forms have an apostrophe. However, since "it's" is "it is" contracted, this somehow supersedes the possessive form. Beats me why that is the case. For instance, "rappacini's ass is on fire" indicates 's in the possessive and "rappacini's an ass on fire" indicates 's as a contraction. Rule of thumb: No contractions. Simply say "it is", "who is", etc etc
     
  23. thefountainhed Fully Realized Valued Senior Member

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    No you are wrong Lou. Although its is possesive, it has no apostrophe.

    And yes, she meant

    "It is"
     

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