5.11.2009

Why don't you people understand the apostrophe?

If your name ends with an s, you STILL use an apostrophe, then another s. For example, my dad's name is Dennis. If he has a Harley, it's Dennis's Harley, not Dennis' Harley. IT'S NOT THAT HARD.

K thanks. I feel better.


9 comments:

Pierce and Stacy said...

You always make me self-conscious when you talk about grammar. I always feel like you're directing it at me and I go and look at my latest post just to see. :)

Grandma Duffy said...

You will soon learn that there are much more important things to worry about than other people's grammer. Hmmmm, less than 3 months.

Katie Glade Bagley said...

I am almost positive that I make every mistake you blog about. Grammar is that hard for me, not my strong point! So I hope you still like me even though when it comes to grammar and spelling I am complete moron!

paige said...

Here's my question, though, what do you do if it is a proper noun that's always plural such as United States? United States' natural resources? United States's? Which is correct?

mommy dearest said...

Oh, I like Paige's question. I always thought it was Dennis' to show possesion when it ended in an s. Did the rule change or was I always wrong?? I gotta look up my English rules from high school......

Clint, Jana, and Dallas said...

Pretty sure one of my recent posts prompted this. I'm not even embarassed. Dallas' looks a lot less awkward than Dallas's -- so I will not stop.

Chelsi said...

for hell sake's people! get it together before we smother you with apostrophe-shaped pillows!

Travis and Joy said...

actually, this grammar you wrote is wrong.

paige said...

No, you're completely right according to Chicago style (maybe APA or AMA are different, I didn't check). And I like your suggestion on the United States situation. I mean, it IS plural so I guess it should follow the same rules. It just seems so odd to me.