New from the Grammar Police:
Here we go, folks.
The bane of educated, literary people everywhere. We refer, of course, to apostrophe misuse.
How many times have you read something like this:
I would really like to go. How many car’s should we take?
I love it when people have lot’s of good stuff for a garage sale.
My favorite animal’s are tiger’s.
Wow, I got the shake’s just writing the above. Snap, look what just happened! I did it too!
Now pay attention:
DO NOT USE THE APOSTROPHE TO MAKE A WORD PLURAL! IF YOU ARE IN THE HABIT OF DOING IT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CEASE!
GET PROFESSIONAL HELP IF YOU MUST, BUT STOP! NOW!
One of the uses of the apostrophe is to indicate possession (no, not the demonic kind).
Since we are going to the store, why not take Bob’s car?
Uh, that is the dog’s bone you are chewing on.
See? The car belongs to Bob.
Not sure why you were gnawing on a bone, but anyway, it belongs to the dog.
So, if there are several people named Bob: Look at all the Bobs.
If there is only one Bob, and he has a car: That is Bob’s car.
That is enough to learn for now. More apostrophe fun later.
But remember to start using them correctly: