Thought you knew everything there was to know about the apostrophe? Think again.

Which way to Parliament?
Which way to Parliament?

Is it the 2000’s or the 2000s? The MP’s or the MPs?

A while ago, maybe in the 1980’s, it was the 2000’s and the MP’s. Now we’re in the 2000s and our MPs haven’t changed much.

Unless you’re using American English – in which case you’re still in the 2000’s and you read about MP’s in newspapers.

Don’t forget the possessive

This doesn’t of course, mean to say that you can forget the possessive apostrophe. Here’s a reminder:

The Possessive Apostrophe

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August 12, 2010