possessive apostrophe

Mystery of the darts player’s apostrophe

When it comes to apostrophes, this sign has ‘one foot in the frying pan and one on thin ice’, to quote the late, great darts commentator Sid Waddell This pub sign is off target grammatically in its bid to find new players. To hit bullseye, it just needs an s, not an apostrophe. One player required Two …

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The street with two names

Clarity: Did the king have more than one scholar, and how many owned the passage? Conflicting road names throw up a possessive puzzle My sister pointed out the differing road names as we ambled to a restaurant in Victoria one evening: King’s Scholar‘s Passage and King’s Scholars’ Passage. Always on the look out for grammar, spelling …

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