Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Apostrophes: Hers, Mine and Ours

Hats off to grammar deputy @shayman. He used Google Maps to show me the street view at Bloor Street West and Beresford Avenue in Toronto. Hide this from your children, folks. The address belongs to a lingerie store that affronts the decency of grammar-loving people everywhere. 

Where does this fancy undies shop go wrong? It uses an apostrophe in a possessive pronoun.

Quick rule:
  • You don't always need an apostrophe + s to show possession. In fact, none of the possessive pronouns include an apostrophe: Mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs

  • HERS for lingerie

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