Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Double Apostrophe Fail: Clean Up Bad Grammar

Rob writes in:
Hey Snarky. I saw this sign in a local park and thought of you. I wonder if it cost extra to add the apostrophes when this sign was made.
Thanks, Rob! I love it!

Where does this sign go wrong? It leaves out the apostrophes in contractions. 

Quick rules:
  • It's is a contraction for 'it is'. It's a shame when people don't use apostrophes correctly.
  • Its implies possession. Even a dog will respect its owner for using good grammar.
  • Don't is a contraction for 'do not'. Don't forget to use apostrophes in contractions.

  • Dog Waste: It's your responsibility
  • Don't damage property


  1. Maybe they left out the apostrophes to fit all the words on one line. At least that's what I've wondered when I've seen similar mistakes on signs.

  2. Writing essays is one of the best things you can do to learn about yourself, your writing and how to effectively send a message in order to be correctly understood.