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Author Topic: Corral has 2 r's  (Read 9823 times)

JohnFredC

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Corral has 2 r's
« on: December 02, 2008, 03:58:33 PM »
I just wanted to point out that "corral" (as in the fenced enclosure) is spelled "corral".

"Coral" (one "r") is the sea creature familiar to NatGeo fans and us scuba/snorkel dudes.


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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 05:23:06 PM »
It's a running joke here.. my spelling errors haunt me all my days.

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 06:09:13 PM »
Yes, right, 2 rs in the sense you are using it

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 06:13:40 PM »
and "rs" is not a possessive but a plural, thusly no apostrophe.   ;D

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 07:54:52 PM »
and "rs" is not a possessive but a plural, thusly no apostrophe.   ;D

 :-[

It is gratifying that proper punctuation and grammar ain't kicked the bucket for some of us, at least.

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 10:26:44 PM »
and "rs" is not a possessive but a plural, thusly no apostrophe.   ;D
It is correct usage when the apostrophe is used to avoid ambiguity.
One might make a case for it in "r's".

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 10:34:35 PM »
nice one chris.  can you site cite an authority for that?

ps.
i'm guessing chris must own "Fowler's Modern English", one of my favorite books on the planet, but if not, I know what i'm getting him for xmas.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 10:43:00 PM by mouser »

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 10:40:22 PM »
"cite"  :P ;D


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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 10:42:41 PM »
DAMN IT!! :-[
you'd really think i'd have that one down by now.

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008, 11:07:43 PM »
DAMN IT!! :-[
you'd really think i'd have that one down by now.
I don't really believe that we would think that, for saying which I'll cite having sight of your site.  :)



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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 11:32:13 PM »
can you cite an authority for that?
Not immediately, I don't find the need to keep style manuals on my desktop  :)

In the meantime, I think you should mind your p's and q's!

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 10:18:20 AM »
this is mouser's natural lolspeak I guess.

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Re: Corral has 2 r's
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 03:48:20 PM »
nice one chris.  can you site cite an authority for that?
The Blair Handbook, 3rd edition (2000) says that one should "use an apostrophe and an -s to form the plural of letters, numerals, and symbols" (p. 681).  Patricia T. O'Conner's delightful book Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English agrees.  :graduate: