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Old 2nd July 2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Certainly I don´t know. The automatic spelling check in this PC refuses both with, and without the apostrophes. And Spanish (In fact, I must tell Argentinian language) don´t use the negative form i the verb itself, nor apostrophes, so I really don´t know what is good and what not.
Maybe you're not using the apostrophe key? Certainly what you're typing here is not an apostrophe. What you typed in your post above is this character: ´ (which according to OS X is an ASCII acute accent), but you should be using this one: ' (ASCII apostrophe).

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The usage of an extra "of" really gets to me.

As in " He got off of the horse."



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Old 2nd July 2012, 02:14 PM   #13
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"Don't you know" is an English idiom - not a direct question, sorry. Similar to n'est pas? in French.

Must be your spell checker, or your apostrophe. You are not using the standard apostrophe, but more what we would call an "accent" mark. I'll check the ascii code for you.
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OK, looks like your keyboard is giving you the acute accent character, as Harry mentions. That should be Alt 0180 for those without a Spanish keyboard. ´´´´ The apostrophe is Unicode 0027, but I don't know how to get that other than directly on the keyboard. '''''''

I think that's why your spell checker doesn't like it. Copy and paste my spelling of -- doesn't, hasn't, won't -- and see if the checker accepts it.
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Yes, may be. As a still DOS user, in a DOS screen, there exists visible differences, but this (F***ing) windows environment, both appears equal.
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OK, interesting! For those of us with English set as the language, they appear different.
Wonder what those with French or Italian keyboards are seeing?
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I have:
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`
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keys for a more or less equal sign. Which is the wright?
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The last one is it!
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Here is another one

alot instead of a lot
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