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FC: The Trying Times of the Too Commonly Misused Apostrophe | By: Liz Ryan

1: Misuse of the apostrophe: On these next few pages we see the apostrophe in ways it was never meant to be seen...

2: On the news... | This is just sad. Wrong and sad.

3: ...In the paper | They were off to a good start as you can see the "we're" is correct... | It seems the author lost their ability to write halfway through the sentence. "Pig's " should not have been written with the apostrophe.

4: Misues in the food industry | Well this is just terrifying,..

5: All of these examples are wrong for the same reason. The words were meant to be made plural but were instead made possesive. The apostrophe is unnecessary.

7: Mistake from top left to bottom right: (1) one apostrophe should have been used and it should have been placed before the 'n'. (2) No apostrophe needed (concerned about just how professional the "pros" are) | "Put trash in it is place." ??

9: All 5 these examples spread over both pages are wrong. On the left page none would require an apostrophe. On the right page the top example has the apostrophe in the wrong place, the example the left should be "its" instead of "it's" | It's mistakes like these that make me think some one was having a bit too much of the product for which these signs were intended for...

10: The Redemption Section

11: On these next few pages we see what the apostrophe was intended to be...

12: A DAY AT THE MOVIES

13: Over the next few pages you will see the apostrophe take on its multiplpe jobs. Sometimes it will be showing possesion, other times it will be showing contration. In all of the following examples it is used correctly.

14: SONG & DANCE

15: BOOKS

16: SIGNS

17: The 'End

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  • By: Liz R.
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  • Title: The trying times of the misused apostrophe.
  • A scrapbook detailing the commonly found improper uses of the apostrophe along with examples of correct usage as well.
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  • Published: over 5 years ago

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