Happened to read the post Review of Eats, Shoots and Leaves on Daily Writing Tips and was reminded of my struggle with the usage of punctuation especially with the apostrophe. I was for a considerable time confused with when to use its and it’s until I read the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. It has been two years since I read the book and still remember a few simple examples from the book that clearly illustrated the correct usage of punctuation.
An example about the dangling expectations caused by incorrect pluralisation.
Cyclist’s only (his only what?)
A very well written book and a must read for people having problems with the usage of punctuation.
It should be “cyclists only”. Am I right?
You’ve missed out on using punctuation my friend.
Check this: I was, for a considerable time, confused with….
Yes, it is “cyclists only”.
Thank you for the correction. I have fixed that.