GRAMMAR NAZI

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It seems that some people take their grammar seriously.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-39459831/meet-the-grammar-vigilante-of-bristol

By the way, the rule of apostrophes in English is simple.

An apostrophe /aPOStrefi/ means something is missing.

A long long looooong time ago when English was German, the genitive case (OF somebody) was signalled with an -es at the end. And because the English are lazier than the Germans, we dropped a letter.

The boy’s classroom. (One boy.)

The boys’ classroom. (Lots of them.)

Hallowe’en because the v of eve is missing. Think Christmas Eve, or New Year’s Eve.

I told you it was easy.

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