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Quick style question ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Gator, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at this and going back and forth on which is right:

    "We've got to get their offense off the field and get ours on."


    "We've got to get their offense off the field and get our's on."


    "When you get yours on the field, you’ve got to make plays.”


    "When you get your's on the field, you’ve got to make plays.”
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Uh, do you really think "our's" is a word? Or "your's"?

    Grammar Fail to you and yours.
  3. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    It's painfully simple when dealing with apostrophies.

    Mentally remove the apostrophy and spell out the contraction. If it sounds right, use the apostrophy. If not, it doesn't belong.

    "When you get your is on the field ..." Duh.
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Thought so, but was just having one of those moments ... and thanks for making me feel good about it. :)
  5. offwing28

    offwing28 Member

    Harley is response seems incomplete.
  6. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    Ding-ding-ding. Winner.
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