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International Grammar Day

Today is International Grammar Day. I didn’t even know it existed until today.

I’ve learned something on IGD in regards to apostrophes. As I edit Claimed I noticed I had two apostrophes: s’ and s’s. I Googled and emailed my awesome editor to ask which is correct.

Turns out both are! And it’s all based on how we say the words. For example Jones’s pen vs Hastings’ pen. Our mouthes and ears are used to hearing Joneses where as when we hear Hastingses it’s all wrong.

It’s why in Claimed it says years’ because years’s sounds wrong to say and hear. How cool is that?

And considering how long I’ve been writing (including school) it’s rather neat that I can learn new things.

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