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flagstaff's base (apostrophe usage)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by juandav, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. juandav New Member

    Español
    Hola, me gustaría saber si el uso de los apostrofe es correcto en este texto escrito por mi.

    Great job! We’ll set it up at flagstaff’s base like a piece of artillery, and fire it twice a year. Once it will be for cowshed’s the anniversary of the battle and the other for rebellion’s anniversary.

    Gracias de antemano por sus respuestas.
     
  2. Txiri

    Txiri Senior Member

    USA English
    Yes, that would be correct. I take it the flagstaff, the cowshed, and the rebellion are code words for something else?
     
  3. SydLexia Senior Member

    London
    UK, English
    Is this something to do with Animal Farm?

    Apostrophes make the 'owner' more significant in the context and they don't work well in your text.

    "
    Great job! We’ll set it up at the base of the flagstaff like a piece of artillery, and fire it twice a year. Once will be on the anniversary of the Battle of the Cowsheds and once/again on the anniversary of The Rebellion."

    syd
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013

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