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Apostrophes

Holiday Card Grammar: Getting It Right While Reinforcing That Subtle 'Perfect Family' Message

Stacy Crinks | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Crinks

This year, you're just going to spell everything right on your family holiday card, which subtly conveys that nonchalant "perfect family" vibe that will keep you in the right social circles all year long. And here's how to do that.

Is The Apostrophe About To Disappear?

Henry Hitchings | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Henry Hitchings

While this is not to say that the apostrophe should be renounced, there is plenty of evidence that it is on the way out. Like a lot of moderately successful devices, it continues to have fans - not least the people whose names contain apostrophes.

Apostrophe Catastrophe, or the Consolations of the Internet

John Brown | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
John Brown

Jefferson's lack of concern regarding the use of the apostrophe, as a Founding Father, suggests that there is a tradition in the United States regarding the tyrannical imposition of a "regulated" apostrophe.

Arianna's Grammar Pet Peeve

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

Now I really hate to make such a big stink about a little squiggle. But sometimes a small thing like this can have much bigger ramifications.

Apostrophe

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

So what is it about the apostrophe? How come so few people know how to use it? And why do I get so irritated by its misuse? I love the English language, and hate to see it being abused.

How Apostrophes Make Life More Difficult

AP | SEAN ODRISCOLL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — It can stop you from voting, destroy your dental appointments, make it difficult to rent a car or book a flight, even interfere with ...