Friday, June 17, 2011
QUESTION: What is a grocer's apostrophe?
That's the darned apostrophe that pops up in signs announcing Apple's For Sale. It doesn't belong there!!! You don't need an apostrophe for more than one apple (Apples For Sale). You do need it to show something the apple is doing: The apple's bobbing in the water. (The apple is bobbing in the water.) OR to show something the apple possesses: the apple's peel is green.
Posted by The Grammar Anarchist at 4:52 PM