Okay, this may come as a shock to some of you (likely not), but I’m a huge grammar freak. Adults should be able to remember the basics from elementary school. With that in mind, Mr. Sepper’s class is now in session.
- Apostrophes serve two purposes: to show possession and for contractions. Apostrophes do not indicate plurality!
For example: if referring to more than one book, you would write books not book’s. In hosting, when referring to more than one IP addresses, you would write IPs and not IP’s.
there / their / they’re
- “There” should be used when referring to a place either directly or indirectly.
- “Their” should be used when possession is involved.
- “They’re” should be used in place of “they are”.
For example: They’re all over there by the tables with their iPads.
your / you’re
- “Your” indicates possession.
- “You’re” is a contraction for “you are”.
Example: You’re holding your iPhone.
NOT: Your holding an iPhone.
too / to / two
- “Two” obviously is the number 2.
- “Too” means both “additionally” and “excessively”.
- “To” is used as an infinitive, a preposition, or an anaphor.
I like OS X too!
Where should I send this laptop to?
I could go on, but I think that’s enough for this rant.
There’s the bell.. class dismissed.