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s21d
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:38:42 AM
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'While I was sitting by the banks of Ganges, I was appalled by it's grave condition.'

Kindly tell me if their is any grammatical mistakes in the above sentence or not.
BobShilling
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:41:03 AM
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s21d wrote:
it's


There should be no apostrophe.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:56:54 AM

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Its necessary. IMO.

Ganges' condition.

let teachers speak.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:58:39 AM

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Its necessary. IMO.

'It's' here, refers to Ganges' condition.

Let teachers speak.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
hedy mmm
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:13:35 AM

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s21d wrote:
'While I was sitting by the banks of Ganges, I was appalled by it's grave condition.'


BobShilling wrote:
There should be no apostrophe.

Although correct, Applause a good rule of thumb is that an apostrophe indicates the omission of letters, so 'its' is 'it is', whereas, its' is a determiner. So when in doubt sound out the sentence...

I would further add the bold word,
'While I was sitting by the banks of the Ganges, I was appalled by its grave condition.'


BTW Welcome to TFD BobShilling!! Dancing
hedy


"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:30:24 AM

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apostrophe1
əˈpɒstrəfi/Submit
noun
a punctuation mark (') used to indicate either possession (e.g. Harry ' s book ; boys ' coats ) or the omission of letters or numbers (e.g. can ' t ; he ' s ; 1 Jan. ' 99 ).

Here it indicates 'possession', not omission of letter
Context is with reference to Ganges, not 'grave condition'.

Otherwise it should have been 'a grave condition'.


Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Islami
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:38:32 AM
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Aj's observation seems logical.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
thar
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:11:15 PM

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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
apostrophe1
əˈpɒstrəfi/Submit
noun
a punctuation mark (') used to indicate either possession (e.g. Harry ' s book ; boys ' coats ) or the omission of letters or numbers (e.g. can ' t ; he ' s ; 1 Jan. ' 99 ).

Here it indicates 'possession', not omission of letter



But there is no apostrophe for possessive pronouns.

My, your, his, her, its, our, your, their.


"It's" only means a missing letter - it is / it has.


One way to remember it is that it is like 'his'. You wouldn't put an apostrophe there.
His condition
Its condition

Only for missing letters with personal pronouns.
He's - he is / he has
It's - it is / it has
NKM
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:37:48 PM

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Islami wrote:
Aj's observation seems logical.

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It seems logical, but it's not correct according to the rules of standard English.

The rules of English are not necessarily logical.
s21d
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 8:35:20 PM
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