Citati iz knjige „Fucking Apostrophes“ autora Simon Griffin

Alexey Yukhalov
Alexey Yukhalovje citiraoпрошле године
According to a survey in 2011, the grocer’s apostrophe is the 14th most common cause of heart attacks among grammarians.
Alexey Yukhalov
Alexey Yukhalovje citiraoпрошле године
Examples:

It’s time to watch Strictly = It is time to watch Strictly.

I’m watching X-Factor = I am watching X-Factor.

You’re an idiot = You are an idiot.
krismutalapova
krismutalapovaje citiraoпре 10 месеци
Don’t get omission fucking apostrophes confused with possessive fucking apostroph
krismutalapova
krismutalapovaje citiraoпре 10 месеци
Soon the English jumped on the fucking apostrophe bandwagon and opened up a whole new can of worms, with usage changing back and forth over the subsequent centuries. One rule that is most definitely a rule is that a fucking apostrophe always looks like a miniature 9 with the hole filled in.
Alexey Yukhalov
Alexey Yukhalovje citiraoпрошле године
Mistakes will always be made with fucking apostrophes, especially when it comes to things like attributive nouns and false possessives. My advice is simply to apologise and politely point out to the person correcting you that apostrophes aren’t as fucking simple as they might think they are.
Лида Грязнова
Лида Грязноваje citiralaпре 2 године
Never use fucking apostrophes to indicate plurals (unless it is unclear otherwise – Do’s and Don’ts)
Лида Грязнова
Лида Грязноваje citiralaпре 2 године
An attributive noun is a noun that describes another noun, essentially turning it into an adjective, so you don’t need to use a fucking apostrophe.
Лида Грязнова
Лида Грязноваje citiralaпре 2 године
You should only use fucking apostrophes in dates to show omission (e.g. ’70s = 1970s, although this is increasingly uncommon) or possession (e.g. Keith Chegwin was the 1980s’ greatest sex symbol = Keith Chegwin was the greatest sex symbol from 1980 to 1989. Possibly.).
Лида Грязнова
Лида Грязноваje citiralaпре 2 године
Plural Nouns
If you’re referring to an object that belongs to more than one person or thing, then you add the s first to make it plural, then the fucking apostrophe.
Examples:
The politicians’ expenses = The expenses of more than one politician.
The politician’s expenses = The expenses of just one politician.
Лида Грязнова
Лида Грязноваje citiralaпре 2 године
Fucking apostrophes can be used to show that individual people or things are related or belong to something else. These are known as singular possessives, and are shown by adding a fucking apostrophe, then an s.
Julia Karataeva
Julia Karataevaje citiralaпре 2 године
According to a survey in 2011, the grocer’s apostrophe is the 14th most common cause of heart attacks among grammarians. (If you haven’t heard of a grocer’s apostrophe, it’s where people incorrectly use fucking apostrophes on signs to indicate plurals – Apple’s, CD’s, DVD’s, Kebab’s, E-Cig’s, etc.)
Julia Karataeva
Julia Karataevaje citiralaпре 2 године
You can argue them both ways, and believe me I’ve seen people do it. People with really nice teeth and strong handshakes will look you in the eye and swear they’re right.
Julia Karataeva
Julia Karataevaje citiralaпре 2 године
last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe
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