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.
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To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:25 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question about a sentence
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. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info blog: http://www.samobile.net/users/akp/blog Skype: Putertutor "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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