Chat on FacebookCome chat on Facebook!
Learn lots more!
- 30 Minute Web Check
- Ask a Question
- Books & Games
- Commas, Colons and Semi-Colons
- Crazy English
- Dot Dot Dot
- FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
- Fridge Magnets
- Humble Apostrophe Video Newsletter
- I Before E except after C when sounding like EEE
- Me, Myself, I
- My account
- Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, oh my!
- Site Map
- T-Shirts and gifts
- Video Whose or Who’s
- Video: Is embiggen a real word?
- Where, We’re, Wear or Were?
- Word Ending in O
Category Archives: Apostrophes
Hi there! Today I’d like to talk about what you can do before you criticise someone’s apostrophes — and save yourself some grief. This morning I got several emails via this website, all from the same woman (using an alias) … Continue reading
I need a rule for using Apostrophe in English! What is the rule when using Apostrophe (figure of speech)? Like how the rule for personification is "the use of words (diction) that are pleasant to the readers mind or ear."
f there is a company name called DLEX, and I wanted to talk about the company financials, would I write "DLEX’ financials" or "DLEX’s financials" or "DLEXes financials"?
For example, what’s the difference between: This is my parent’s room and This is my parents’ room I always get confused while using apostrophes 😛 thank’s for your answers 🙂
I was taught, growing up, that you only use apostrophe-S when it is a contraction as in "John’s going home" as in "John is going home" and S-apostrophe for possession. Was I taught incorrectly????? How do you distinguish between possession … Continue reading
This is not what I mean by apostrophe : " I mean when a character in a book is talking to an idea or a person that is not there. Like "Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo?" Why do … Continue reading
Mickey asks: “Hi Teena, When signing a card from The Bernsteins, The Shermans and The Barks, do you use apostrophes? Also, when displaying an ornament with a surname do you use an apostrophe? The Bernsteins or the Bernstein’s 2008. Thank … Continue reading
Ian asks, “Dear Aprostrophe Queen, It’s very important to me that I use apostrophes correctly, but this one has got me twisted and I hope that you can help. I have been asked a question by email, and my immediate … Continue reading
Cade writes, “Hi, I’m having a discussion with a friend about whether it’s proper to use an apostrophe to make a contraction in place of the words “is” or “has” when used with a proper noun like a name. I … Continue reading