It's WORD WAR time! Let's examine apostrophes, as they seem to be very widely misused and abused! Apostrophes are primarily used for three things: Let's go...easy to more complex. 1) Contractions. Apostrophes replace omitted letters. In the phrase "They're back," the apostrophe replaces the "a" in the omitted word "are." "Don't do … Continue reading Word War with Cac the Proofreader
Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone? I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more. Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech. You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.