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.
|The correct way to write this sign would be: |
For Sale Here
|The correct way to write this sign would be:|
$1.25 a pound
Some people sign Christmas cards and letters incorrectly by adding an apostrophe to their family's name to make it plural.
It would be wrong to sign a card from the Smith Family as: The Smith's
The correct signature would be: The Smiths
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