BC: Created By: | Luke Tarzia
FC: How to properly and improperly use an apostrophe
1: Correct | Incorrect | The "steakhouse" belongs to Bridget. Therefore, the sign should have an apostrophe before the "s" as seen in picture #2.
2: Incorrect | This sign is missing an apostrophe. The "den" belongs to the dragon. Since that is the case, it should read "Dragon's Den." | Incorrect | This sign is for a tree service that correctly uses an apostrophe in the name but then left one out before the "s".
3: "Cone Heads" is the name of the ice cream shop. Therefore, the sandwich on the menu is theirs and there should be an apostrophe placed after the "s" | Incorrect | This is an example of incorrect usage. The person who made this sign placed an apostrophe after "Oreo." This is incorrect because the Oreo neither has possession of something nor is it a word being shortened. | Incorrect
4: Incorrect | On this sign "it is" is being shortened to "Its." This is incorrect because when you shorten "it is"you must place and an apostrophe before the "s" or it becomes a possessive adjective. | Incorrect | This is a link online to sell "CD's." However, the CDs do not own anything. Therefore, there is no need for an apostrophe before the "s."
5: Incorrect | This New York Times Heading is incorrect because the "G.I.'s" do not have possession of anything . Instead it is meant to be G.I. in the plural form. | Incorrect | This headline in the newspaper uses an apostrophe before the "s" in "CEO's" this is incorrect because the CEOs do not have possession of anything it is just intended to be plural.
6: Correct | Incorrect | The person who asked this question on Ask.com put an apostrophe in CDs which is false because CDs is plural not possessive | This restaurant sign uses an apostrophe correctly to show that it is "KC's" restaurant
7: "I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars." Walt Whitman | Incorrect | Correct | Car ad #1 is incorrect because "HOPKINS" is not plural. It has possession of the Ford Dealership so it should have an apostrophe after the "s". However in ad #2 they used an apostrophe to establish that "Bergey" has possession of the Chevy dealership.
8: Both the ad for "Lay's" chips and the sign for "Nelson's"ice cream have apostrophes appropriately used in the names to show possession of the foods | Correct | Correct
9: Correct | Correct | The apostrophe is used on the "Driscoll's" raspberries and the "Boscov's" ad to show possession. Therefore, it is correctly punctuated.
10: Correct | Correct | This news paper headline uses an apostrophe to correctly shorten is not to "isn't" | In this case an apostrophe is being used a couple of times to shorten words. First do not to "don't" as well as you will to "you'll."
11: "Mott's is the owner of the "Medleys" (gummies). Therefore, they used a creative apostrophe shaped leaf before the "s" to show possession. | Correct | Hawaii has possession of the coffee. Which makes it necessary to use an apostrophe. | Correct