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Grammar Vent #2

Posted by Sandra on June 6, 2009

Well, it’s really more of a punctuation vent.  Almost as annoying as my Grammar Vent #1 pertaining to the use of “I” (She went to the store with Bill and I – *shivers * – it’s Bill and ME!)…

Apostrophe “s”.

It is not: How many pencil’s do I need?  The three cat’s were standing at the door.  I’m an idiot five time’s over because I make plural words possessive.

STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!

Just what does the pencil own in the above sentence?  The word “do”?  No.  NO.  The pencils own nothing.  If you said “the pencil’s color was blue”, then you can apostrophe until you’re, well, blue.  But not when it’s PLURAL!!!

Augh.  Okay, I feel better now.  At least in speech I can’t hear people add apostrophe’s every time word’s are just plural’s. 😉

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One Response to “Grammar Vent #2”

  1. Kathy said

    Yep!

    Ya wanna know the worst part? I’m reading too much of garbage grammar like this, and *I* am starting to apostrophize plurals! And I know better!! (I catch myself, too, so I usually don’t publish it like that, but still it bugs me that it’s so ubiquitous!)

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