Complaint: Misdemeanor apostrophe negligence; affixing faulty apostrophe to glass surface.
Defendant: Janovic Paints
Report: During execution of window-dressing campaign designed to look like it was done by amateurs, a superfluous apostrophe was placed in the possessive “its” turning it into an “it is” or “it has.” This made no sense and troubled the officer terribly.
Fine: $85 & 1 gallon Benjamin Moore semi-gloss base coat.
the officer needs grammar lessons.
the apostrophe is a magical thing. it makes things possessive or contractions. in this case, “it’s” is possessive.
No Pak, the officer doesn’t need them. Apostrophes are not used with posessive pronouns (its, his, hers). Your fine is $45 plus $50 for misdemeanor smugness and a written warning on capital offenses.
The magical aposthrophe? I don’t remember that from “School House Rock”.
Don’t mess with grammar cop.
P.S. I really hope my use of quotation marks doesn’t warrant a fine.
Or my spelling of warrant.
“Warrant” is fine, but “aposthrope” sounds like something Moliere wrote.
How about the fact that they should have said, “We feel THAT our product stands…” I sincerely regret that I will not be able read your highly amusing commentary on how disturbing it is that they “feel their product”. I might even check back later to see if you’ve added something particularly pithy.
an expletive “that” is removable. However, it is usually reccomended that it be left alone in more formal writing.
No, it is not usually “reccomended.” It is usually “recommended,” as in, “it is usually recommended that if you must correct, correct correctly.”