Tuesday, November 03, 2009

How to Use an Apostrophe

If you are wearing pants, this will charm them right off of you. We're sorry about that.

How to use an apostrophe: the flowchart. Click the link for the whole darned thing.


Barry Leiba said...

«I attended college in the late 90s and early 2000s.»

Notwithstanding that the writer is a baby,[1] I actually prefer an
apostrophe in the first number, in a different spot, indicating
omission: “ the late ’90s ”.

[1] Damn! The writer could well be 30 now. Time flies like an arrow.

Andygirl said...
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Mark Allen said...

I'm with Barry on the date thing: Skip the apostrophe after years but put it before decades to show omission: '00s.

Jessie Sams said...

Love the flow chart! I'm going to send my students to your blog to check it out...

Kelly said...

Mark and Barry- That's exactly as her example instructs: "late '90s"