The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We have a winner!

Julianna Lawson was the first to comment with the correct answer to yesterday's contest. She'll get her prize Sunday morning when I see her in church.

The photos of the signs displayed the word "Pie's" when it should be "Pies" and "prescription's" when it should be "prescriptions".

The use of an apostrophe indicates possession- like something belonging to the pie or the prescription.

For example, "The pie's crust was tender and flaky." is a correct use of the 's. The crust belongs to the pie so you use an apostrophe. But if you want to just talk about more than one pie, you use "pies". No apostrophe.

I see this mistake all the time around here. Usually, it is on a handwritten sign for a garage sale or something similar. I'm not too shocked to see it on a local pie restaurant, but it was surprising to see a major pharmacy like Walgreens make this rookie mistake.

Next contest at the end of September. Stay tuned!

Oh- starting my version of B90x today. Going to read through the Bible in 90 days. I have one person who is joining me- anyone else?

2 comments:

  1. Gaylene, I'm so excited to go to the Learning Palace! One of my favorite places! (Not place's.) Thanks so much!

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