I am the last person, according to my husband, who should be giving a punctuation lesson. One of his biggest pet peeves is apostrophe errors. It has started rubbing off on me.
As a result today’s quick tip is a lesson in apostrophes.
An apostrophe does not mean “warning – an ‘s’ is coming.” It indicates possession or a contraction. Those are the only two reasons to use one.
If you have more than one of something it gets an “s” not an ‘s or s’. While this bothers my husband daily, the time it grinds on my nerves most is when photographers write the word photo’s (to mean more than one photo). That is incorrect. Please stop. You do not need to stop for me. But stop for yourself. It looks unprofessional. I want you to gain respect from those who read your words, your blogs, your sites. So make sure unless that photo possesses something that there is not an apostrophe anywhere nearby.
That said, remember my grammar is not perfect, actually not close to perfect. And I get corrected all the time. So do not take it personally. Just fix it now that you know.
Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate.