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Bangheadhere40 · 21/02/2022 18:11

Okay, so if I wanted to say - Julie has jumped, would I say Julie's jumped or julies jumped?


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Howshouldibehave · 21/02/2022 18:12

Julie’s jumped.

Bangheadhere40 · 21/02/2022 18:13

Thanks, so the apostrophe can be used as a possessive noun or to describe a verb? I've always been confused about this one.

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FortVictoria · 21/02/2022 18:18

In this instance the apostrophe shows the shortened form of “has” - “Julie has jumped” becomes Julie’s jumped” when the word “has” is contracted.

Howshouldibehave · 21/02/2022 18:21

It’s not showing possession, no- it’s a contraction.

Bangheadhere40 · 21/02/2022 18:27

So if it was a toy of julies it would also be Julie's toy?

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mrsoverall2 · 21/02/2022 18:33

Toy of Julie's would also be Julie's toy

muckandnettles · 21/02/2022 18:39

@Bangheadhere40 a similar example to your first one would be if you wanted to say 'Julie is here' you could also say 'Julie's here' just contracting the 'is' in the same way.

upinaballoon · 21/02/2022 19:01

I'd say this thread is going in a very good direction. I've just contracted 'I would' to 'I'd'.

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