A Veterans Day Grammar Lesson

Ah, the poor apostrophe! So often misused or misunderstood. For example, let’s look at the holiday we just celebrated yesterday. Was it “Veterans Day”, “Veterans’ Day”, or “Veteran’s Day”? I’ll give you a moment to think it over…

Need a hint? Two of these options are correct; one is most definitely incorrect. I’ll give you another minute…

The one that is incorrect is…[insert drumroll here]…”Veteran’s Day” because it’s not just one veteran celebrating his or her day. For an explanation as to why both of the other options are acceptable we turn to the Grammar Girl herself: Why Doesn’t Veterans Day Have an Apostrophe?

This makes me feel a lot better about our decision to call our weekly group the Writers Club! (no apostrophe)

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