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  • no_eyed_deer
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    Spooky… as if by magic THIS appeared in the Gruniad today..

    Apostrophes are, however, quite simple. Some books list as many as eight uses for them but they are just trying to confuse you: there are only three to worry about.

    no_eyed_deer
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    [pedant] Grrrr… [/pedant]

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    There’s an argument that photo’s could be correct. If “photo’s” is a contraction of “photographs” that is. It’s not an argument I agree with mind, but it is an argument.

    Of more concern: of which you care to be proud.

    zokes
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    There’s an argument that photo’s could be correct. If “photo’s” is a contraction of “photographs” that is.

    Hmmm. Whilst archaically correct, these days, the contraction “photo” is so commonplace, it would be expected that an apostrophe would mean the possessive.

    I think.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’ll go and amend the thread title to “photoes” immediately.

    Apostrophe abuse always confuses me. It’s not particularly difficult but I understand that some people just don’t get it. They’re not very good at written English, or dyslexic, or they struggle with text entry on a mobile device, or they’re just plain idle. And you know, that’s fine.

    But here’s a tip. If you find yourself in this category: just don’t use it. A missing apostrophe is far less distracting than an extraneous one.

    Simple’s.

    CountZero
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    Cheer’s, Cougar! 😆

    Dobbo
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    Who care’s.

    scuzz
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    Mister P
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    Who care’s.

    You pretty much summed up the problem with modern society as a whole in two words there.

    Three_Fish
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    But here’s a tip. If you find yourself in this category: just don’t use it. A missing apostrophe is far less distracting than an extraneous one.

    Although maybe not as distracting as a misplaced colon. :]

    zokes
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    The difference between knowing your shit, and that you’re shit

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