Peculiar Apostrophes

 Vivian Cook
Greengrocer's Apostrophes

it's/its

Missing Apostrophes

Because of their uncertainty about the use of the apostrophe, people have always used it in varied and unusual ways.

 

Possessive 's' or not in shop-names?

Jones's apostrophe

Dunnes missing apostrophe

 

Possessive 's' or not in place-names?

Cow's Lane

quakers missing apostrophe

 

Plural s' or singular 's?

weeks'

st Annes' odd apostrophe

 

Farmers, Farmerís or Farmersí Market? All on a single page of a newspaper


 

's in names ending in s?

St James' apostrophe

St Thomas' apostrophe

 St Thomas missing apostrophe

St Giles's odd apostrophe

see St Abbreviations

 

Slipping apostrophes

Antique,s slipping apostrophe/comma

 

Strange Apostrophes

trango's odd apostrophe

Buy's sell's repair's  extra apostrophe with verbs

women'secret odd aprostrophe

Fashion's Park odd apostrophe

 

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