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Post  Guest on July 9th 2010, 7:04 am

Hi, I'm Hestia Carrow, I was named after a Greek Goddess.
I'm in Slytherin. I am not sure if all my family member's went in Slytherin.
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Re: New Here

Post  Scorpius Malfoy on July 9th 2010, 7:05 am

*waves* Hi Stella.

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Post  Elise Black on July 9th 2010, 7:06 am

BYE STELLA MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: New Here

Post  James Potter - Inactive on July 9th 2010, 7:07 am

Good, you got yourself a character that's not already taken or some nonsensical made up relative. Now, do try to pay attention to the grammar lessons this time.

Don't use apostrophes for possessive pronouns or for noun plurals.

Apostrophes should not be used with possessive pronouns because possessive pronouns already show possession — they don't need an apostrophe. His, her, its, my, yours, ours are all possessive pronouns. Here are some examples:

wrong: his' book
correct: his book

wrong: The group made it's decision.
correct: The group made its decision.

(Note: Its and it's are not the same thing. It's is a contraction for "it is" and its is a possessive pronoun meaning "belonging to it." It's raining out= it is raining out. A simple way to remember this rule is the fact that you don't use an apostrophe for the possessive his or hers, so don't do it with its!)

wrong: a friend of yours'
correct: a friend of yours

wrong: She waited for three hours' to get her ticket.
correct: She waited for three hours to get her ticket.

A RUN-ON SENTENCE (sometimes called a "fused sentence") has at least two parts, either one of which can stand by itself (in other words, two independent clauses), but the two parts have been smooshed together instead of being properly connected.

It is important to realize that the length of a sentence really has nothing to do with whether a sentence is a run-on or not; being a run-on is a structural flaw that can plague even a very short sentence:

The sun is high, put on some sunblock.
An extremely long sentence, on the other hand, might be a "run-off-at-the-mouth" sentence, but it can be otherwise sound, structurally.

When two independent clauses are connected by only a comma, they constitute a run-on sentence that is called a comma-splice. The example just above (about the sunscreen) is a comma-splice. When you use a comma to connect two independent clauses, it must be accompanied by a little conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so).

The sun is high, so put on some sunscreen.

There we go. Welcome (again)!

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Re: New Here

Post  Claire McCann on July 9th 2010, 7:08 am

I already banned her. >.>
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Post  Pansy Parkinson-Malfoy on July 9th 2010, 7:16 am

At least she had tried to get a proper character and her grammar had improved some? Though, the concept of an apostrophe's proper use was still not quite grasped.
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Re: New Here

Post  James Potter - Inactive on July 9th 2010, 7:17 am

And there was a comma splice. I hate comma splices. Maybe next time she'll try harder.

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Re: New Here

Post  Cormac McLaggen on July 9th 2010, 8:41 pm

You know, you guys are awful.
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Re: New Here

Post  Guest on July 10th 2010, 7:04 pm

...

And you call ME the grammar nazi.

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