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3:04 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Death Of The Apostrophe?

We’ve all done it:  written a sentence and misplaced or just forgotten to use an apostrophe.  Take the word “its” for example.  If it has an apostrophe, "it's" is a contraction for “it is” or “it has.”  Well, there’s a movement of sorts to rid the English language of the apostrophe all together.  You can find out more at a site called Killtheapostrophe.com  We decided to find out more from UNC Chapel Hill English Professor and Linguist Connie Eble.  She says everything will be just fine if the apostrophe dies.