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kpatton
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While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy

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pen21
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I don't remember that. My son has the book now.

Now you have me wondering. Hope someone else has ideas.

pen21

 


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 

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thewanderingjew
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Re: Community Room

Here is one answer to your question.


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 

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Thank you for finding the answer. Good description of the writing style.

pen21

 


thewanderingjew wrote:

Here is one answer to your question.


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 


 

 

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kpatton
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Thank you.  I'm glad some of you are still reading so I could post this qustion.
Kathy

thewanderingjew wrote:

Here is one answer to your question.


kpatton wrote:

While we were waiting for Eternal on the Water, we were all sharing some of our favorite current reads and many posted on The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I just finished it and have a question for those of you who read it.  McCarthy uses apostrophies for I'm and we're for example but never for a contraction ending in "nt" such as wont.  Any thoughts?

Kathy


 

 


 

 

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