Stop abusing apostrophes!

I don’t like to be prescriptive about the use of English. After all, this is the 1300th post on this blog and there are no doubt inadvertent errors all over it!

However, get this: in English, plurals are never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never formed with an apostrophe.

Not once. Never at all. Absolutely not.

Nor are third person present indicative singular verbs.

He carries three kilos of bananas to the quarries in the meadows. No apostrophes!!!!!!!!

Feckin’ stop it! Now!

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9 thoughts on “Stop abusing apostrophes!

  1. Ian, You may well find like minds at: http://www.apostrophe.org.uk

  2. Salad Fingers says:

    What provoked such anger?

  3. howard says:

    They are sometimes used for plurals in acronyms, more commonly in American English.

  4. howard says:

    Minding your p’s and q’s; I am relatively relaxed about using apostrophes in this way; in fact I slightly like it perhaps because it annoys people who tell us not to do it (like you!)

    http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/apostrophes_show_plural_of_abbreviations.htm

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