The Apostrophe


I’ve seen it. I’ve even been guilty of it myself.

Abuse of the apostrophe.

As a writer, this is an inexcusable thing. It makes an editor think you are not up to writing for them. It marks you as an amateur. If you are one of the many people who struggles with how to (and when to) use this punctuation mark, please do yourself a favor and make 2009 the year you strive to get it right…here are some resources to brush up on things a bit:

  1. A quick primer with short quizzes.
  2. A resource put out by Purdue University.
  3. Yet one more link from Hunter College.