Mighty Red Pen

January 22, 2012

Exercise your apostrophe use

Filed under: Apostrophe catastrophe,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 6:00 pm
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I happen to know that Camp Retirement, the active seniors living community where I spotted this sign, actually has many, many residents.

Okay, here’s a quick refresher: If only one resident is allowed to use the water fitness equipment, the apostrophe goes between the resident and the s: resident’s. If you have many residents using the equipment, the apostrophe goes after the s: residents’.

Somewhere, someone should have been using their noodle when they reviewed this sign.


1 Comment »

  1. I’m distracted by the passive-agressive emoticon placed where punctuation should be. (Enjoy your consolation prize, dear guests!)

    No wonder Camp Retirement only has one resident.

    Comment by Gopher — January 23, 2012 @ 3:56 am | Reply

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