Back in the summer of 2013, I wrote this article on apostrophe abuse; after having surfed around a few blogs recently, I felt my pet peeve starting to twitch and decided to share it with you again, as many of you have joined me more recently. Enjoy!
There are only two instances in the English language in which apostrophes are used:
1) Contractions, as in: you are = you’re, or have not = haven’t, or I am = I’m. Just keep in mind that the apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter(s); if you take a letter out to combine (contract) two words together, place the apostrophe where the missing letter would have been written.
2) Possessives, as in: Steve’s hat (the hat belongs to Steve), or today’s specials (specials on for today)
In the illustration…
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