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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #15 on: 14 January 2018, 10:49:15 »

CV's = CV belonging to him.  Apostrophe indicates missing letters of CV his

CVs = more than one CV


First one is just wrong. Both explanations.


Second one is right
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #16 on: 14 January 2018, 10:53:23 »

CV's = CV belonging to him.  Apostrophe indicates missing letters of CV his

CVs = more than one CV


First one is just wrong. Both explanations.


Second one is right
The only time I could see where you might use an apostrophe is if you were saying something like “This CV’s missing a page”. But, rather than write that, which looks odd, I would either use “CV is” or rejig the sentence to “a page is missing from this CV”.
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #17 on: 14 January 2018, 10:55:20 »

Right from now on i am going to put.Dear Sir please find enclosed my curriculum Vite,lots of love Dean. ;D ;D
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #18 on: 14 January 2018, 10:58:06 »

Right from now on i am going to put.Dear Sir please find enclosed my curriculum Vite,lots of love Dean. ;D ;D
Don’t put that, Dean, it will look worse if you spell it wrong.  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: 14 January 2018, 11:09:46 »

Right from now on i am going to put.Dear Sir please find enclosed my curriculum Vite,lots of love Dean. ;D ;D
Don’t put that, Dean, it will look worse if you spell it wrong.  ;D
'dangle berries',vitae spell check is poo. ;D ;D.
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #20 on: 14 January 2018, 11:28:01 »

Right from now on i am going to put.Dear Sir please find enclosed my curriculum Vite,lots of love Dean. ;D ;D
Don’t put that, Dean, it will look worse if you spell it wrong.  ;D


You should use capitals on both, or none, of the words.
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« Reply #21 on: 14 January 2018, 11:35:42 »

Right from now on i am going to put.Dear Sir please find enclosed my curriculum Vite,lots of love Dean. ;D ;D
Don’t put that, Dean, it will look worse if you spell it wrong.  ;D


You should use capitals on both, or none, of the words.
So Nick,i put Curriculum Vitae.Or curriculum vitae is that right.Dean.
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #22 on: 14 January 2018, 12:12:48 »

Special case regarding "it's" versus "its" - you only ever use an apostrophe for "it's" when it means "it is"; anything else, no apostrohe.

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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #23 on: 14 January 2018, 12:22:06 »

Special case regarding "it's" versus "its" - you only ever use an apostrophe for "it's" when it means "it is"; anything else, no apostrohe.

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« Reply #24 on: 14 January 2018, 12:24:21 »

Special case regarding "it's" versus "its" - you only ever use an apostrophe for "it's" when it means "it is"; anything else, no apostrohe.

Ron.


Exactly, it's  is always a contraction of it is, or it has. If you write it in full that becomes clear: the cat sat in it is basket is obviously wrong.
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #25 on: 14 January 2018, 12:26:15 »

Right from now on i am going to put.Dear Sir please find enclosed my curriculum Vite,lots of love Dean. ;D ;D
Don’t put that, Dean, it will look worse if you spell it wrong.  ;D


You should use capitals on both, or none, of the words.
So Nick,i put Curriculum Vitae.Or curriculum vitae is that right.Dean.


Yes. They're both correct, so it's a style judgement. Pick the one that looks best to you, and always write it that way.
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #26 on: 14 January 2018, 12:41:47 »

Just to be pedantic (again), the plural of curriculum vitae is curriculA vitae; the qualifier does not change.
Yes, I did Latin at school because it was then a requirement for university entry.

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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #27 on: 14 January 2018, 13:20:00 »

Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amamis, amant...

And one of my school mates self proclaimed title, "Ego sum Dominus". ;D

I never did Latin at Secondary school, opting for German instead. He went with Latin...

Guess who has a German wife, and lives just outside Frankfurt... ::) The irony isn't lost on either of us ;D
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #28 on: 14 January 2018, 13:22:10 »

And where does a grocer's apostrophe fit? .....  ::)
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Re: Help with punctuation.
« Reply #29 on: 14 January 2018, 13:34:07 »

Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amamis, amant...

And one of my school mates self proclaimed title, "Ego sum Dominus". ;D

I never did Latin at Secondary school, opting for German instead. He went with Latin...

Guess who has a German wife, and lives just outside Frankfurt... ::) The irony isn't lost on either of us ;D
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