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A [Short] Lesson on Apostrophes + Quiz

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  • Selma Perry says:

    Question 13 is a bit confusing. I believe I answered it correctly this time. It is still showing as incorrect.

    • Linda Evenson says:

      ‘Nother: apostrophe replaces the letter A in the word “another.”
      Nother: (without apostrophe) is also considered a correct variant according to Merriam-Webster.

  • phidaux says:

    I answered ‘nother also and it was counted incorrect.

    • Linda Evenson says:

      Valerie –

      Thanks for bringing that to my attention.  The correct answer is ‘Either 1 or 2,” depending on whether you use Webster’s as your authority (no apostrophe), or Morson’s (with apostrophe.)    I have fixed the answer.

      I appreciate your help!

      Linda – Instructor

  • Teresa says:

    Question 13 has no correct answer?

  • Mccormicks5 says:

    When I retook the test, the choices for “nother” were 1. 1 and 2 are correct, then the other three choices were ‘nother, nother’, and ‘noth’r. Just plain nother was not an option that time around, unless my eyes are going! Will you confirm that nother and ‘nother are viable options?

  • ollieshilo says:

    The answer for #13 shows it as incorrect. However, my choices did not include 1 & 2 as ‘nother and nother. My choices for 1 & 2 were: nother and ‘noth’r, which means the answer “both 1 & 2” would not apply to the test that I was given.

  • kerry says:

    Regarding Question #19, the Morson rule cited in the explanation is actually Rule 129, not Rule 126, at least in the second edition.
    P.S. I’m enjoying these quizzes. Thanks for letting me nitpick 🙂

    • lindae says:

      I have the second edition too. Rule 129 talks about making numbers plural by adding an S or apostrophe S. In this question we are omitting two of the numbers, [19]80s, so Rule 126 is the one we want: “Use an apostrophe to show the omission of letters and syllables in words or figures…” So we show the 1980s as the ’80s. Although in Lillian’s examples for 129, she shows s.o.b. and I almost always see it SOB. Of course, I live in Montana, so we’uns duz thangs diffrunt. ;o)

      Hey, you are welcome to nitpick anytime. I am SO grateful when students send me corrections because it just makes the training better. That’s worth its weight in gold!

      • kerry says:

        I was referring to Question #19 (about LPNs vs. LPN’s), not Question #1 (about the ’80s).
        The explanation on Question #19 does accurately quote Rule 129, but incorrectly refers to it as Rule 126.
        How’s that for being nitpicky? 😉

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