looksee wrote: »
I think we now have one
As to your question, I don't see why you wouldn't say 'master's' - I suspect it is more the fact that it is an incomplete sentence that makes it look odd, rather than the apostrophe. I doubt there is an exact rule for something that is not exact in itself.
The Difference Between Who and Whom
How can you tell when your pronoun is the object of a verb or preposition? Try substituting “he” or “she” and “him” or “her.” If “he” or “she” fits, you should use who. If “him” or “her” fits, you should use whom. Keep in mind that you may have to temporarily rearrange the sentence a bit while you test it.
Who/whom ate my sandwich?
Try substituting “she” and “her”: She ate my sandwich. Her ate my sandwich. “She” works and “her” doesn’t. That means the word you want is who.
Whom ate my sandwich?
Who ate my sandwich? (The Difference between 'who' and 'whom')
Fuaranach wrote: »
"They were told to bring their bags". Now, if everybody has a single bag, how should this sentence be written most concisely? Can "They" be used at all?
"Everybody/each person was told to bring his bag"?
"They were told to bring their respective bag"?
Jamal Chilly Scorpion wrote: »
I'd rewrite the sentence in the active voice.The teacher told the students to bring their bags.
There's also a distinction between bring and take. You bring something here but take it there.
New Home wrote: »
"Where", in this case, is used to replace "in which".
CPTM wrote: »
I'm not sure what the correct terminology for this is, but I think my examples will clear it up.
Which is more correct?
We need to take the curtains down.
We need to take down the curtains.
I took that job up to earn some extra income.
I took up that job to earn some extra income.
I'm 99% sure it's the first example in both cases, but I wonder if there's a solid rule around this.
New Home wrote: »
One from me: in informal speech, the use of "one" has almost entirely be replaced it by "you", e.g. "If you drive too fast you run the risk of killing someone", as opposed to "If one drives too fast, one risks etc". Would I be right in my assertion?