The Greengrocer's Apostrophe

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 Vivian Cook

Nouns with plural 's' in English do not have an apostrophe, e.g. books not book's, teams not team's. However notices in shops frequently break this rule by advertising melon's, cauliflower's and carrot's for sale - hence the so-called greengrocer's apostrophe.

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coffee's

kid's apostrophe

taxi's

new's apostrophe

 

bevy's apostrophe

 

canopy's apostrophe

photo's apostrophe

 

 

No's apostrophe
 

 

writer's also have the problem of how to highlight important information. Where speaker's can use intonation writer's have no way of expressing intonation (student essay on spelling)

 

No's

 

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Sunday's apostrophe

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drink's apostrophe


Many other sites feature the Greengrocer's Apostrophe such as The Apostrophe Catastrophe