It’s a common mistake…

…but surprisingly absent from Apostrophe Abuse:

It’s is always a contraction of it is. As a kid I remembered the rule by pretending the apostrophe was a tiny letter i.

(Thanks, Amber!)

By the way, I keep crediting Amber for these submissions when I should really be thanking her mother.

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5 thoughts on “It’s a common mistake…

  1. Hey! I took a few of ’em (e.g., “neglect is a form of abuse” at the Atlanta Furniture Market)! 🙂 But then my mom got in on the act and now she’s unstoppable. Always a stickler for grammar, that one.

    Insert “your mom” joke here.

  2. Speaking of Georgia apostrophe abuses, I need to get a photo of the seafood restaurant just outside of Macon with the slogan “Seafood At It’s Best.”

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