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My second rant of 2018 on the misuse of it’s for its (and other apostrophe abuses) – Publications – AEI

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AEI My second rant of 2018 on the misuse of it’s for its (and other apostrophe abuses) It’s time for my second “quarterly” spelling/punctuation/grammar rant of 2018 (see first rant here) on what has to be the most common spelling/punctuation/grammar/orthographic mistake in the English language — the misuse of it’s (or its’) for its. Here are 10 new examples of that misuse collected from CD comments and other sources on the Web, starting with a two-fer above from President Trump. Below is a bonus photo of another type of apostrophe abuse. (Note: You can review the rules for the correct usage of its here and here.) 1. Alliance University has followed suit, and has recently upgraded it’s tech-enabled classrooms to be on par with…… 2. The profit incentive corrupts by it’s very nature. 3. Due

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My second rant of 2018 on the misuse of it’s for its (and other apostrophe abuses)

My second rant of 2018 on the misuse of it’s for its (and other apostrophe abuses) - Publications – AEI

It’s time for my second “quarterly” spelling/punctuation/grammar rant of 2018 (see first rant here) on what has to be the most common spelling/punctuation/grammar/orthographic mistake in the English language — the misuse of it’s (or its’) for its. Here are 10 new examples of that misuse collected from CD comments and other sources on the Web, starting with a two-fer above from President Trump. Below is a bonus photo of another type of apostrophe abuse. (Note: You can review the rules for the correct usage of its here and here.)

1. Alliance University has followed suit, and has recently upgraded it’s tech-enabled classrooms to be on par with……

2. The profit incentive corrupts by it’s very nature.

3. Due to unexpected circumstances the newsletter will not be produced in it’s entirety today.

4. China buys U. S. Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, and then imposes tariffs on it’s own pork.

4. There’s no question that North Topsail Beach has suffered some serious destruction from it’s proximity to the ocean.

5. As a result of continuing quality increases, the average age will continue it’s trajectory.

6. The phrase “fine bootmakers” lived up to it’s promise with my recent purchase.

7. It is cherry picking at it’s worst.

8. China funnels it’s steel to the US through other nations…

My second rant of 2018 on the misuse of it’s for its (and other apostrophe abuses) - Publications – AEI

 

My second rant of 2018 on the misuse of it’s for its (and other apostrophe abuses)
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Mark Perry
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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