Tuesday, November 18, 2008
From the Telegraph:
Read the whole thing here.
According to the survey nearly half the nation cannot use the possessive apostrophe and, most annoyingly, often replace "they're" with "their".
The apostrophe has emerged in an independent poll of nearly 2,000 people as the punctuation mark that causes the most problems. Nearly half of UK adults tested were unable to use it properly.
The most common mistake was not knowing how to punctuate a possessive plural.