Friday, June 13, 2008

Friends Car

Seen in London recently: ‘It’s like borrowing a friends car’.

Make it a friend’s car. Guess one out of two is not bad, but curiously the writer got the ‘easier’ possessive apostrophe wrong and the notoriously problematic contraction apostrophe (it’s = it is) right.

A similar problem below (Today, 23 May 2008): make it 25 years’ jail, since it’s possessive.

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