Posted by Sophie
Grammar Masterclass #3: Apostrophes [Infographic]25 OCT
Another month, another instalment of our Grammar Masterclass series. So, intrepid linguistic explorers, let us join hands as we we journey once again into the murky depths of the English language.
There we go, we’re all caught up.
October is, we all know, the spookiest month of the year. Fittingly, this month we are taking on one of the trickiest and therefore most terrifying of grammatical tools. Yes, that’s right: we’re doing apostrophes.
Apostrophes are misused all the time. The eagle-eyed among us will have spotted errant apostrophes everywhere; from emails and blogs to menus, billboards, shop signs, even on national TV for Pete’s sake.
Whilst apostrophes are a bit more complex than the topics covered to date, thankfully their use is governed by a clear set of rules. We hope this infographic helps to take some of the fear out of this devilish punctuation mark...
It is a bit complicated, I grant you. However, with this infographic as your handy resource you need never again face the horror of incorrectly using (or neglecting to use) this important and versatile little punctuation mark.
Be sure to check out our It's vs. Its masterclass, where the ever-crafty apostrophe rears its head again (and, unhelpfully, refuses to adhere to some of the rules described here).