[bksvol-discuss] Re: question about a sentence

Having had my last two scans having scannos like that turning out to be specks 
of dust, I say it is impossible to know without a book to check.  I would 
follow logic, in my case believing it was not there, but without a book to 
reference, arguments can be made wither way and you would not be knowingly  
adding or subtracting to the work.

Valerie


On Jan 11, 2010, at 12:13 AM, Jill O'Connell wrote:

> In any case, my strong feeling is that the apostrophe was the choice of the 
> author or editor and Bookshare has told us not to make corrections in the 
> books we submit or proofread.
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>> If the hours belonged to the community service then the apostrophe would be
>> after community service followed by an s. The word hours would then follow.
>> The way the sentence is constructed with the apostrophe after the word hours
>> it is saying that the community service belong to the hours and that makes
>> no sense, so it must be incorrect.
>> 
>> 
>> Roger Loran Bailey
>> 
>> "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless
>> world, & the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
>> Karl Marx
>> 
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>> Pathfinder Press:
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>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> No, the hours belong to Community Service, not the other way around.
>>> Dunnow if belong is the right word, but those hours are to be spent in
>>> Community Service, they belong to or are owned by, or are hmmm, given to,
>>> ah, that's it, given to, as in a gift, so the apostrophe is correct.   I
>>> said in my previous post that it's so strange, it must be correct.  I
>>> think it is.  It's a weirdness to be sure.
>>> 
>>> Ann P.
>>> 
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