Appalling appostrophes

SIR – How I heartily agree with your correspondent, Mr Davies, in the WHT, September 23. After trying, and mostly failing, to teach colleagues the correct use of the apostrophe, I too have reached the conclusion that it should be banned altogether. I was

SIR - How I heartily agree with your correspondent, Mr Davies, in the WHT, September 23.

After trying, and mostly failing, to teach colleagues the correct use of the apostrophe, I too have reached the conclusion that it should be banned altogether.

I was reading an article in the WHT entitled 'Be On Your Guard' and after finding no less than three incorrect uses of the apostrophe in the first few lines I did not read on!

Is this the fault of Naiomi Madden (the writer), or her proof reader?


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In fact the grammar generally in last week's Times was fairly appalling.

What about the headline 'To intimidated to speak up'? Hands up those who can spot the glaring error here!

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Reading on, we find that the quoted remark is reported thus: 'Pro-school supporters were too (correct) intimidated too (incorrect) speak up.'

Do you have proof readers? If not, can I apply for the job?

Lynne Ciano, via email.

Editor's note: We stand, quite correctly, corrected.

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