Public service blog post: things that are useful to know for Mother’s Day and beyond

May 2, 2017

I don't think there's a time that apostrophes are more misplaced or confused than the month of May, when Mother's Day is confused as Mothers' Day or Mothers Day. For every other month, it's and its get mixed up, and it's hard to know what's right or wrong.

I'm not the grammar police or an English teacher, but I thought I'd include a cheat's guide to mom terminology here, just because. And while I know there are greater problems in the world than mistaking your its and it's, it's still really nice to get it right, and to look like a good writer.

PS: If ever you notice any grammatical errors or typos in my blog posts, please let me know. For every mistake you find, I will donate R50 to the SPCA.

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  • Jacqui

    Nice one Tanya! It’s is also short for it has. Thanks.

    May 2, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
  • MrsFF

    Term’s and Condtions’s apply …. T’s and C’s 🙂 🙂

    I know what you mean but I think currently what drives me batty is people skipping verbs – you beautiful, we coming? Seriously drives me nuts

    May 8, 2017 at 5:27 am Reply
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