Notes on the English language.
Using an apostrophe
' together with the letter
s indicates posession.
A singular noun will use the apostrophe before the
s, whereas it comes after in the plural version:
Susan owns a hat. It is Susan's hat.
The family Scott owns this house. It's the Scotts' house.
Nouns that are always plural use the apostrophe before the
These children's scores are the highest in the nation.
Possessive pronouns do not have an apostrophe:
It's just the dog eating its bone.
- Antagonism: opposing actions or a struggle against an opposition.
- Anachronism: a practice or person out of chronological place or order.
- Amelioration: To improve a situation.
- Patronization: To support but also to act superior.
- Efficacy: The likelihood or potency to produce a desired effect.
- Efficiency: The ratio of speed and quality to produce an effect.
- Complacency: A feeling of self-satisfaction coupled with the unawareness of danger.
- Tutology: An expression that is always true in every possible interpretation. E.g. Today it rains or it doesn't.
- Catechism: A body of fundamental principles or beliefs, a manual giving basic instructions on a subject.
- Hubris: Overestimation of one's capabilities.
- Entropy: A meassure of the disorder in a closed system.
- Ephemeral: Lasting only for a short time.
- Lucid Dream: A dream that can be influenced.
- Hedonism: Pursuit of pleasure to the senses.
- Anarchism: A political theory which aims to create a society whithin which individuals freely co-operate together as equals.
- Libertarian: one who believes in freedom of action and thought; one who believes in free will.
- Socialism: a social system in which the producers possess both political power and the means of producing and distributing goods.
- Grass Roots Movement: social initiatives that emerges out of self-organised, local-level groupings
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