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Unwanted: the grocers’ apostrophe

You see it everywhere: the grocers’ apostrophe. It got its moniker from grocers who would advertise “banana’s”, “apple’s” and “potato’s” for sale in their shops. Of course, it’s not only limited to items of fresh produce (and my apologies to

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Back in the 80s…or 80’s?

I’ve been to visit a few museums recently and checked out their current exhibitions. Interestingly, two of them had video game exhibitions with lots of interactivity. And among all the hands-on stuff were a few signs giving facts and figures.

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Who’s got whose grammar?

The English language is a funny thing when it comes to possessions. Sometimes it’s easy to see who owns something, sometimes it’s not, and other times it’s just too confusing. One of the stranger examples is who’s versus whose. For

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One or two spaces after a full stop

When I was little, my mother told me that when typing I should put two spaces after a full stop. We were using typewriters and because that’s how what she had learned, I followed suit. For years, right through school

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