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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mercenlop

Grammar mistake

This is so silly I know but I feel that since a few of my student's brought it up I should try and correct it. On the dashboard where it shows all my classes, it shows as : Mercedes's classes. Really it should be Mercedes' classes to be grammatically correct. Thanks for your help. I tried to see if somehow I can correct but I cannot find a way to do it.

September 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

a few of my student's brought it up

You know, since we're on the topic of grammar mistakes. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mercenlop

Thanks for the heads up!!! My mistake on that one :o(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

It's just the way the page is programmed; you cannot change it. Duolingo takes your name, whether it's Mercedes, lrtward, or sssss and just adds an apostrophe-s to the end of it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Solsrchn2

a singular noun (such as Mercedes) that ends in "s" - receives a possessive apostrophe "s" - so it is, indeed, Mercedes's classes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DocLuxem

It's more BE than AE, but I see it in the US more often these days. I was taught same rule that Mercedes learned.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mercenlop

thanks for the input. Either way is fine to me, honestly but the rule here in the US is if it ends in "s" it cannot take an s to show possession. I really only questioned it because the students keep asking me about it. I will tell them it is BE and that will end the discussion. Have a wonderful day in Duolandia!

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