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i saw a tking on the news (bbc i think) where they were asking members of the public to put them 'apostrophes' in the correct order. i think there was 3 to complete, only 2 out of about 90 people got it ccorrect.

i probaly never get it right, - notice i havent used any this time!

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i just saw a pic on the random images column that had pet tags spelt 'pet tag's'

 

i keep seeing plurals with an apostrophe that shouldn't be there [-X i hope the display board wasn't supplied with the header already engraved. :?

 

rick.

I am the guilty one who made my own display boards with the APOSTROPHE that does not need to be their.The board still works well i sell a lot of tags from it and nobody has mentioned the apostrophe untill now i think it will stay their untill i update my boards.I may not be the best speller in the world but in the shop i just engrave what the customer writes down always works well for me.

Craig :oops:

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methinks a tutorial on those apostrophe's or apostrophes is in order. i never get em right.. presidents' cup or president's cup. i dunno :?

 

The Presidents Cup & Players' Player of the Year

 

The President's Cup (or Presidents' cup if referring to a few,past or present, presidents) :wink:

 

rick.

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anyway, what am i going on at? i had a sign up for ages saying knifes sharpened before i realised it shoulda been knives. :oops:

 

as a general rule of thumb an apostrophe only happens where belongings are concerned but there is a rule as to where the apostrophe is placed, before, or after the S.

 

if the item the apostrophe is for is a single item or person (not people), eg: mark's shoes, rick's shop, dog's collar then the apostrophe goes before the S.

 

if the item the apostrophe is for is in the plural then the apostrophe goes after the S. eg: smiths' (more than one smith) services, two months' time.

 

you don't use an apostrophe for phrases such as dog bones, cheap videos, carrier bags etc.

 

rick.

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Just rember the ones we use mostly

 

Players' Player after the s as there is more than one player

Manager's Player before the s as there is only one manager

Parents' Player after the s as there is more than one parent

 

If in doubt leave it out!!!

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Just rember the ones we use mostly

 

Players' Player after the s as there is more than one player

Manager's Player before the s as there is only one manager

Parents' Player after the s as there is more than one parent

 

If in doubt leave it out!!!

 

sound advice, cheers vinny 8)

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