How to Use Apostrophes in Everyday English

A split photo showing a sign above a cafe reading coffees and cream. The upper sign has an apostrophe in the word coffees, and the lower photo is amended
apostrophe catastrophe zapped

A few years ago, I took the upper photo with a view to writing an article on correct apostrophe use. I was passing the same cafe recently and I noticed that, while I hadn’t yet got round to writing said article, the grammatical gaffe on the sign had been corrected, as evidenced by the lower photo. All is well in the world.

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Joseph Yossarian

Joseph Yossarian

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Freelance writer and blogger from the north-east coast of England, specialising in true crime, childhood memories and whatever takes my fancy.