Nuts and Allergies

Do you have nuts? I saw this sign outside a restaurant recently: “Please advise us if you have nuts and other allergies”. At first glance they're talking about two distinctly separate subjects: nuts and allergies. As if they're expecting you to take the nuts with you to the restaurant … Continue reading

Possessive Apostrophe

An apostrophe used to show possession of something to someone can be a complicated thing. Do not confuse a possessive apostrophe with one used for a contraction of two words. For clarity you should always consult a good style guide, such as New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide or The … Continue reading