Why do so many people nowadays try to pluralise words with an apostrophe? Orange's, car's, book's, Are they badly educated or stupid?
- BennyLv 62 years agoFavourite answer
Stupidity, as they don't have the intelligence to apply a simple rule they learned in first grade.
- robertoLv 62 years ago
lack of early use & direction of teachers in cursive writing script,grammar spelling punctuation,syntax,pronunciation,,kiddies tracing letters,printing them,engages more muscle & nerve pathways,,,,,computers being so prevalent for the mid 1990s generation usually have spelling check ( programmed by ferners ),meaning they become lazy,-------------------------------------------> my list of english booboos constantly heard,many from ten years employed in post grad professions-----------excetera,nucyuh ler,as per,true facts true history,past history,prior plans,prior history,future plans,various and sundry,excape,point n time,genral consensus,concensus of opinion,genril consensus of opinion. ( 'gen/rll' that is how bad word racconteurs make it sound) ,outer perimeter, loose lose,lossed lost,choose chose,,preboard prepay prequalify,prepay,preorder,preregister,regester, we'll,well,your,you're , would of,libary, to,too close proximity,general consensus,disorientating,nope nope
advertising babble,,the pre this pre that,pre everything,,normalcy it was goofy when harding used it,still goofy & still tv newsbroads use it.
- MikeLv 72 years ago
- 2 years ago
I've never seen this. Even the culprits of the most annoying grammar infractions that I've encountered seem to understand that apostrophes are for contractions and possessives, they just don't understand the rules. For example, they might confuse it's and its or put an 's after something ending in s-- I saw someone write books's on Facebook once, I'm still in shock XP.
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- Anonymous2 years ago
No more nowadays than in the past. There have always been badly-educated stupid people.
- ZirpLv 72 years ago
English spelling is such a female dog that there are spelling-contests for NATIVE speakers
- bluebellbkkLv 72 years ago
This is far from a modern problem. I remember encountering it in the mid 1970s in London, and it was far from new even then.
- FascinatedLv 62 years ago
They are badly educated, not stupid. Plenty of otherwise smart people have trouble with spelling and punctuation.
- MamieLv 72 years ago
There's nothing new about it. It's been going on for ages. People just don't understand the use of the apostrophe.
- jehenLv 72 years ago
I don't think it's people doing it, it's auto-correct
- 2 years ago