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Care and Feeding of Apostrophes


My twelfth lens, The Care and Feeding of Apostrophes, is one of my favorites. I published it 6-6-07.

What This Lens is About

A funny (I hope) guide on how to use apostrophes correctly.


If you’re talking about joint ownership, put the ‘s after the last owner:

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

But if you’re talking about separate ownership, then each owner gets his own ‘s:

Bill’s and Ted’s underwear (They’re not wearing the same pair of underwear.)

Why I Made This Lens

I have a bizarre and abiding affection for apostrophes, and I hate to see them abused and misused.

Things I Learned Making This Lens

It’s really hard to make grammar lenses funny. Brevity is key.
A printable cheat sheet / summary is very useful for many kinds of lenses. Clickouts boost lensrank!

Things I DIDN’T Learn Making This Lens

The lens is a little too long. I probably should’ve put the quiz nearer to the beginning.

Lens Stats and Milestones

As of today: Lensrank #8,644, 15 ratings, 12 favorites, 5032 lifetime visitors.

Best lensrank achieved: #302. Lifetime earnings: $65.36.


The Care and Feeding of Apostrophes

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