Apostrophe catastrophes and how
to avoid them

Posted by on September 22, 2010

I’ve just followed this link in Kati Sule’s Language and words in the news. There are some pretty funny ones in there, but I have to admit to finding apostrophes a bit tricky myself. My own worst fear is whether and where to stick an apostrophe on a word that ends in ‘s’, like students. I remember once writing the student’s’ books were expensive, just to cover all my bases!

Fortunately, I’ve found several excellent sites that explain the proper use of apostrophes. Here are just a few: Grammar Girl, About.com and the BBC. What are your scariest apostrophe scenarios? Confession time!

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