AARP: Allowed Apostrophe Rules, Please!


The apostrophe, or its correct use,  has been a thorn in the side for many businessmen and women who pursued a business degree rather than an English degree. Fortunately, or unfortunately, some would say, there are others in the workforce who pursued English as a discipline rather than Business Administration. It just so happens that I am one of those grammatically anal twits who cringe every time they hear or read a sentence which is not grammatically correct.

               So today, I’m going to provide you, the readers of this blog, with a “quizzie.” Don’t ask what I call tests. What I would like for you to do is to edit the following sentences and correct the errors. If the sentence is correct, just write correct. Actually, none of the sentences are correct.

  1. The snow does’nt rise any higher than the horses’ fetlocks. [more than one horse]

  2. For a bus driver, complaints, fare disputes, and robberies are all part of a days work.

  3. Each day the menu features a different countries’ dish.

  4. We cleared four years accumulation of trash out of the attic; its amazing how much junk can pile up.

  5. Booties are placed on the sled dogs feet to protect them from sharp rocks and ice. [more than one dog]

  6. Sue and Ann went to a party for a friend of theirs’.

  7. Three teenage son’s can devour about as much food as four full-grown field hands. The only difference is that they dont do half as much work.

  8. Ethiopians’s meals were served on fermented bread.

  9. Luck is an important element in a rock musicians career.

  10. My sister-in-law’s quilts are being shown at the Fendrick Gallery.

How’d you do? Were the errors pretty evident, or did you have to go back and re-read the sentences before you found them? I will post the corrected version later today, so check back!

How ’bout it?

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