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Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips: Never use an apostrophe with years. I turned 21 in the 1970s, not the 1970’s. Use an apostrophe with these plurals: numbers other than years (there are two 7’s on this page); words used as words … Continue reading

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Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips: Use hyphens in compound adjectives if they come before the noun they describe. You would write, “We’re using up-to-date technology,” or “The technology is up to date,” but not “The technology is up-to-date.” Never use an … Continue reading

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Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips: If you have trouble remembering how to deal with apostrophes when forming singular and plural possessives, this should help. The boy’s toy = one boy, one toy. The boys’ toy = two or more boys sharing … Continue reading

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