In the latest issue of English Today I briefly address the history of the possessive apostrophe, the most notorious punctuation mark in the English language.
Here are some interesting facts from the article:
Did you know
- that the apostrophe was first introduced to the English language in the sixteenth century
- that misused apostrophes were mentioned in a usage guide dating back to 1770
- that the five most frequent grammatical mistakes on Twitter are attributed to apostrophe omission?
Read all about it and more. Tell us what your thoughts are on the potential death of the apostrophe.