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Dear Mister Language Person: What Is The Purpose Of The Apostrophe?

Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe?

Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business
signs to alert the reader than an S is coming up at the end of a
word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHECK'S, or: NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY ITEM'S. Another important grammar concept to bear in mind when
creating hand- lettered small-business signs is that you should put
quotation marks around random words for decoration, as in TRY OUR HOT
DOG'S, or even TRY OUR HOT DOG'S.
-- Dave Barry, Tips for Writer's

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