Monday, March 23, 2015
The English language is crazy!
English is a difficult language to learn. Compared to some other languages where simple rules are always true, English is a mish-mash of rules and exceptions to those rules.
Like this one: I before e, except after c, unless you're running a feisty heist against a weird beige neighbor who owns a rottweiler.
Then there are apostrophes. Ignoring the exceptions for a moment there are basically two rules for when you DO use an apostrophe.
1. To indicate a letter is missing: they’re instead of they are
2. To indicate possession: Helen’s frog
PLURALs don’t require an apostrophe. One apple, two apples.
See? It’s not really that hard at all.
For a full explanation read this: http://www.grammarly.com/blog/2015/follow-these-guidelines-to-avoid-an-apostrofail/
Helen is available to line edit and/ or content edit fiction and non-fiction. Rates on application.