Hey, movie buffs! A 1940's period film about Captain America starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson is being filmed in Manchester, England. But there is evil afoot. My Twitter friend @lobothecat showed me this photo with a tweet:
Another one for you @snarkygrammar >> major apostrophe-catastrophes on this Captain America film set: http://j.mp/cBhTWv
Good God. Don't the filmmakers realize that children are going to see this?
Where does the set designer go wrong? The signs on this store use apostrophes in all the wrong ways to form plurals and possessives.
- To turn a singular word into a plural word, just add 's' or 'es' with no apostrophe. I like dogs. He eats turkey sandwiches.
- To make a possessive adjective from a plural word ending in 's,' add only an apostrophe. She couldn't enter the boys' club. The line outside the ladies' room was very long.
- To make a possessive adjective from a plural word not ending in 's,' add an apostrophe + s. She couldn't enter the men's club. The zoo had a special children's section.
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