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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

Regards,

case44

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Case's English Lesson: Use That Apostrophe

Posted 05-12-2024 at 06:45 AM by case44


Let me preface first with this: I don't profess to be an English major. There. Now that the know-it-all labeling is officially off of me , let me then proceed with what I'd like to proceed with.

I can read, and I can see where English on the minds of many a casual passerby goes bad. And in the country in which I live, America, we just do not do English well. We just flat don't. I may have shared before on this blog page about reading people's comments on the internet, whether they be blog pages or YouTube or some other place where comments are encouraged. Ghastly! You won't believe the stuff people write without even checking it over. What I've noticed over the course of several years is that these younger generations don't understand the concept of I am. This language contains contractions. And the proper contraction of I am is I'm. I apostrophe M. That's what it is. I am. I'm.

It is NOT Im. Sorry, friends. It's not.

Cringe does not pass for good English, and it never will. You just have to do things the right way. Learn to read and write.
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