I feel so stupid and I know Laura and Phyllis for sure can help. I hope Phyllis comes here today. I need grammar help and I went here and now feel stupider and dumber than ever!
I know the to, too and twos finally and the their, there and they’re. I know that aren’t, weren’t, didn’t or any word with *apostrophe t* at the end pretty much means *are not* (aren’t), *were not* (weren’t)and *did not* (didn’t). It’s easy to know if you say it. Say the word and if you’re not sure add the *not* and see if it sounds right. Pretty sure you know that *Your car* and “you’re car” don’t sound out the same. Your not sure or you’re not sure? It’s easy once you think about it. School was many many moons ago.
But now I want to know when you add the ‘s and when you change the y to ie and when you just add an s and when you add the apostrophe. For example: when do you use babies or baby’s? Mom’s or Moms? Cars or Car’s?
When I try to read about it I get very confused with the “positive this” and the terms that I have no idea what they mean. “Singular compound noun”?! What the heck is that?
Can anyone tell me this like you’re talking to a first grader?