I decided to run these three earlier posts this morning to help those who might not have seen them the first time. Over the last few months, I have doubled my number of LI connections, and I doubt that my newer ones are combing through all my previous posts hoping to learn more about American grammar! So I thought I’d make it easy.
For a tiny punctuation mark, apostrophes sure do get us in a heap of trouble! Loads (not load’s) of folks (not folk’s) write about how cute their cat’s are, their Sunday’s with their dad’s, or how they have lot’s of fun at party’s. But then they and others (not other’s) write about their cats (either cat’s or cats’) behavior, their dads (dad’s) birthday, or their kids (either kid’s or kids’) new bikes!
Obviously many of us are totally confused about how to use apostrophes, so I hope that bringing these three posts up at one time will help a few more writers in their quest to use apostrophes correctly.