Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Common Errors in English -1

Common Errors in English -1

Shall we deal with some common errors in English?

I will begin with the use of ‘Childrens’. ‘Child’ is singular and ‘Children’ is plural. So, there is no possibility for ‘Childrens’. But you can talk about the ‘Children’s Day’. In this expression, the apostrophe ‘s’ gives it, its possessive meaning- (குழந்தைகளுடைய, / बच्चोंका).
That reminds me about the use of apostrophe ‘s’ for plurals ending with an ‘s’. An apostrophe ‘s’ is used only in the possessive case (का, के, की , உடைய) E.g. ‘Books’, ‘Boys’. If we write it as ‘Book’s’, it will mean, belonging to a book.
An apostrophe ‘s’ should not be added for the possessive forms of pronouns. We find the expression, ‘We two, our’s one’ behind the lorries. But it should be ‘ours’ . So also, we should write, ‘yours’, ‘hers’ and ‘theirs’ ( without the apostrophe).
An Apostrophe is also used when we write short forms where one or more letters are left out. E.g. Isn't it? Can't you do it? It's a lovely day.
'Its' means 'belonging to it'.
'It's ' means, 'It is'.

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