Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Liebster Award


I am so grateful to Amy Brown at Science Stuff for nominating me for the Liebster Award. 



Here’s an explanation of what the award is all about:


Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve.

 In order to accept the award, the blog owner must do the following:

  1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.

  2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award.

  3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been nominated.

  4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

I am pleased to accept this award and would like to pass it along to the following great blogs:







Be sure to take a look at all of the great blogs above. 

My sincere thanks to Amy at Science Stuff for nominating my blog for this award.










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Friday, January 6, 2012

Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe

Do not use an apostrophe to make a noun plural.


photo of apples, Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe by Charlene Tess on TeachersPayTeachers





The name “Greengrocer’s Apostrophe” comes from errors in the use of apostrophes that frequently occur on signs that appear in store windows or in the produce section of grocery stores. This error also occurs in many other places, as the following examples show.

Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe by Charlene Tess
The correct way to write this sign would be:
 iPads 

For Sale Here

Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe by Charlene Tess
The correct way to write this sign would be:
Oranges 

$1.25 a pound
Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe by Charlene Tess
The correct way to write this sign would be:
Onions on Sale
30% Off
One Day Only!



The misuse of the possessive apostrophe is one of the most common errors in writing. Learn to avoid using an apostrophe to make nouns plural. Apostrophes are used to make nouns possessive, not plural. 


Visit my TpT store to find my newest lesson and practice exercises on avoiding the use of the greengrocer's apostrophe. Click here.

If you find examples of a greengrocer's apostrophe on signs in stores that you visit, tell me about it in a comment here. I would love to see what you discover.

Remember to visit my store to see all of the educational products I have written, including the highly successful Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series.

Simple Steps to Sentence Sense by Charlene Tess


Have a Happy New Year. I hope 2012 is a great one for you!

Charlene Tess



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