House style, apostrophes, and why you can’t win

It’s a very tricky thing trying to position yourself as a 'writing expert'. You open yourself up to internet excoriation. Invariably, there will be errors that slip into some things (most things?) that you write, and other writing geeks will be keen to take aim at any error, perceived or actual. Grammar Girl, in her [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:20:55+10:00March 14th, 2015|Grammar|5 Comments

Apostrophes, and how not to use them

Apostrophes: The punctuation mark most likely to freak out the grammatically obsessive compulsive. Some of us have learned to block out excessive exclamation marks, deal with over-earnest ellipses… come to terms with Tenuous Title Case, and cope with careless comma splices, but when someone uses an apostrophe to indicate a plural, we may twitch a [...]

By |2017-05-19T08:20:56+10:00March 1st, 2015|Did you know, Grammar, Punctuation|Comments Off on Apostrophes, and how not to use them
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