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March 10, 2011



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  1. March 10, 2011 6:25 pm

    Oh my GOD, thank you. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. The ONLY time you EVER use an apostrophe is when you’re saying IT IS.

    It’s right up there with your/you’re and they’re/their/there and any superfluous apostrophes in general. Ugh.

  2. March 10, 2011 6:51 pm


  3. March 10, 2011 7:13 pm

    Nailed it.

  4. March 10, 2011 7:45 pm

    Seriously. I see this ALL THE EFF OVER the blogosphere, even from people who are, like, ENGLISH TEACHERS. And it makes me squirm. Thank you for putting it out there. 🙂

  5. March 10, 2011 8:09 pm

    I tried stopping this tragedy back in 2009, but not everyone got the message. 😦


    Maybe your blog post will make it clear.

  6. March 10, 2011 9:43 pm

    I think I just fell in love with you! This is one of my biggest English teacher pet-peeves. My students NEVER get this one. They also don’t get “were, we’re” and “their, there, they’re”. So annoying!

  7. March 11, 2011 1:38 pm

    THANK Y OU!!! and “your” does not equal “you’re”. dammit!

  8. Leanne Behrns permalink
    March 11, 2011 3:05 pm


  9. March 12, 2011 10:14 am

    Dammit, yes.

  10. March 14, 2011 7:19 am

    See also: plural nouns do NOT need an apostrophe.

    ”A lot of mom’s’ = NO!

  11. March 14, 2011 3:28 pm

    You tell ’em!

    Something that has been bothering me lately is when people confuse subject and object pronouns. *face palm*

  12. Woolly permalink
    March 17, 2011 1:43 pm

    The English language is horrible.

  13. March 18, 2011 10:11 am

    YOUR so right! Just kidding. You’re so right.


  14. March 18, 2011 11:38 am

    YES. Huge mother f’n YES.

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