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Where does the apostrophe go in yall?
As with any linguistic contraction — think I’m, she’s, won’t, we’ve — the apostrophe replaces letters that are missing from the full word or phrase. Since y’all is the abbreviated form of “you all,” the apostrophe is placed where the o + u are missing. Thus, y’all not ya’ll.
What means Y All’s?
In the Southern United States, people use y’all when addressing a two or more people. Y’all is an informal way of saying ‘you all.
Which is correct all of you or you all?
“All of you” is a noun-phrase that may be used in Standard English when the ambiguity of “you” by itself would be confusing or misleading. In most contexts “all of you” would be considered the correct phrasing. Some listeners or readers perceive “you-all” to be incorrect.
How do you write you all?
The only right way to spell the contraction of “you” and “all” is “y’all.” “Ya’ll” is incorrect and a misspelling of the word, so don’t use it. When you think about it, though, “y’all” makes the most sense for how this contraction should be correctly spelled.
Is all Y all grammatically correct?
All y’all is plural. All y’all’s is plural possessive.” Wiktionary.org explains, “All y’all is used in the Southern United States when a speaker wishes to include everyone being addressed. Y’all may refer to an indefinite set of members of a group, but all y’all definitively includes everyone in the group.”
Is all Y all proper English?
Though “y’all” is inherently plural, in the instance of addressing a larger group of people, “all y’all” is more of a casual, slang phrase that’s sometimes used. The only right way to spell the contraction of “you” and “all” is “y’all.” “Ya’ll” is incorrect and a misspelling of the word, so don’t use it.
Can you say all yall?
Do we say all that or all what?
If you feel the need to say “all what” in English, the best option is usually to leave out the pronoun altogether: correct This is all you need to know. wrong This is all what you need to know. “All which” would not be wrong, but it sounds rather formal and outdated (it was somewhat widespread before the 19th century).
How to know how to use abbreviations in writing?
Understanding Abbreviations in Professional Writing Define the abbreviation the first time you use it. Understand the punctuation. Spell out certain words. Use Latin abbreviations when appropriate. Don’t duplicate acronyms. Be consistent. Don’t overuse abbreviations. Save acronyms and abbreviations for repeat offenders.
When do you not abbreviate a person’s name?
Don’t abbreviate a person’s title if it’s not in front of her name. For instance, you wouldn’t say, “I went to the dr.,” but rather “I went to the doctor.” However, you can abbreviate things like “Ph.D.” when it’s not after a person’s name. You abbreviate “Street” to “St.” or “Terrace” to “Ter.”
When to use the first letter of a word in an acronym?
Acronyms, which are related, use the first letter in each word of a phrase as a stand-in to shorten the phrase. They are useful, for instance, when you are writing a paper or report and need to use the long name of an organization over and over.
What kind of punctuation do you use for abbreviations?
Punctuation can be confusing when it comes to abbreviations, and it can vary by style guidelines. However, in American English, you generally use periods with abbreviations such as honorifics (titles for people) and street name abbreviations.