“That’s look like a problem.”

2013-08-20Translation « Ça c’est regard comme un problème. »

Why wrong:  That’s is a contraction of that is or possibly that has. That is third person singular, similar to it. Consequently, in the Simple Present, it is the verb, not the subject, that takes the s.  To be taken seriously…

Correct it:  That’s should be followed by an adjective, a possessive pronoun (e.g. mine, Investmentyours, or ours), a noun or article. After words that are third person singular (e.g. it, this and that), remember to put the s on the verb in the Simple Present.

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“Work, that’s mean what you do all day.”

2013-07-23I know, but it pays well.

Why wrong:  That’s is a contraction of that is or possibly that has. That is third person singular, similar to it. Consequently, in the Simple Present, it is the verb, and not the subject, that takes the s. To be taken seriously…

Correct it:  That’s should be followed by an adjective (e.g. good, interesting, or sad), a possessive pronoun (e.g. mine, yours, or ours) or a noun or article (e.g. That’s life!, That’s the spirit! or That’s a deal breaker!). Unfortunately, mean is also an adjective, not only a verb. After words that are third person singular (e.g. it, this and that), remember to put the s on the verb in the Simple Present.  “That means what you do all day.”Young Female Executive

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