what is wrong with this sentence


The student's away

asked Mar 18 '14 at 18:54 martin New member

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It is technically correct and would be fine in written dialog or speech.  When you are writing, it is best to avoid contractions, especially a non-standard contraction like this.  The 'is' shouldn't be contracted into 'student'.


The student is away.

link comment answered Mar 19 '14 at 14:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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