Not long after we first launched Blogable, I wrote a post about the apostrophe. While some of you may still be non-believers, on Blogable we think that the apostrophe remains an important piece of the punctuation kit you should be employing. With regards to this post though, things which are fundamental to grammar tend not to have ‘new’ info added. The apostrophe is one of those stalwarts of language and so there is very little to add to the original post about how to actually use one correctly.
Instead I bring you some apostrophe facts
Waterstones, Boots, and Reuters are brands who have dropped their apostrophe over the years.
The ‘greengrocer’s apostrophe’ is a British phrase referring to the mistaken use of an apostrophe in a plural noun – ‘Get your apple’s, orange’s and pear’s here!’
John Richards founded the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001. His aim was to preserve and promote the use of the apostrophe but in 2019, at the age of 96, he announced that the Apostrophe Protection Society would close.
In French apostrophes are used, on average, more than once per sentence compared to English one time for every 20 sentences.
Apostrophes take the lead for being the top misused and misunderstood punctuation mark.
If you are not sure about how to use an apostrophe correctly, please don’t just miss it out. Head over to the post below and check out our handy reminder: