Ladies and gentlemen, fellow scribes and logophiles, allow me to introduce you to Sue Archer, someone well worth reading.
Like many of his neighbours in the sleepy small town of Anywhere, Bob was puzzled by the mysterious word its. When should he use an apostrophe? Bob was known as the best writer in town, and he dreaded everyone finding out his shameful secret.
Bob did know that apostrophes could do two things:
1. Show the reader that two words have been put together and letters have been removed.
2. Show the reader that an object is being possessed by someone or something.
So it made sense to Bob that people might write things like Bob’s a really smart guy. (If they only knew!)
Bob understood that Bob is could be contracted into Bob’s, with the apostrophe showing that there were missing letters.
Bob was also familiar with I always go to Bob’s house when I need some advice about apostrophes. (Oh, the mounting pressure!)
Since Bob owned…
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