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Apostrophe Hello dear native speakers Should I use( ' )for the oil in the following sentence? we lubricate our machines thanks to oil’s being slippery Thanks
Jul 18, 2019 1:35 PM
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No. But I would reword it to the oil.
July 18, 2019
Yes, you need an apostrophe here. I agree with Kim that it would be better to add "the," but I don't know what she means by "no." In a phrase like "the oil's being slippery," you certainly need an apostrophe.
July 18, 2019
Nimas3
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