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whats the difference between somones and someone's ?


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which is the right form?

...someone's mother, someone's father or someone's child.

or ... someones mother, someones father or someones child.

Hi, neuromancer!

"Someone's" needs the "e" in the middle to assist the reader with pronunciation. I don't know why, but if it were not there, it would be pronounced differently (even in our head).

"So" is pronounced differently than "sow", and because of the many antonyms and synonyms in the English language (words that sound alike but mean something different or words that are spelled the same but mean something entirely different), we have to put an "e" at the end of some words to differentiate the sound and clarify the meaning.

Yes, I am even confused by this! Does (see...if the "e" were not there, the pronunciation would be a hard "o" as in...groan..."doe" and the plural of "doe" is "does.") anyone have a better answer?
Really good question! Consider me baffled! Teehee!

Jeannie
Someone's is correct. It is a possessive case. also. It is always singular in form, even though it may refert to a group of individuals.

As to the spelling, it is a kind of compound word, so the 'e' stays as it would if the words were separated, like some one's.

Is that any more clear?
Oct 26, 2009, 09:22am   #5
I think the spellchecker accepts the word because the programmer has not distinguished this particular word out of the millions of plural word possibilities.

It also sounds like a foreign food -- so-mo-nes!

:)
[quote=Jeannie]Joeyson:
Someone's= Someone is.
Is someones even a word?


Yes, it is a misgrammatisized word. :D[/quote

Me thinks it is a word, "someones"
that holds no meaning really
possessive it is not, nor mult
Unless you count tom-foolery

Only with poetic license...
Nov 21, 2009, 05:36pm   #11
I think someones is like peoples or persons.
different groups of someone, therefore someones. >_>

example: there was a person at the party. -regular
there were several persons at the party. -somewhat poetic but it may be used for persons of importance, to show that each is an individual.

same with someones I assume.

as for someone's, yes it is compound and yes it is the correct form here.

I think I'm loving the general writing section more than undergrad and term paper ones. ^^ hehe "ones"
EF_Kevin:
My mom used to get so mad if any of us said "these ones" or "those ones." She would actually attack us with her fists.

~Always have a steady supply of bing cherries on hand for those "special moments.



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