Sturm College of Law
Legal writing, Apostraphes
The apostrophe is on its deathbed, if you believe Charles Larson, a professor of literature at American University. Larson argues that the apostrophe's murderers are those younger than thirty-five who persist in abusing this punctuation mark I agree with Larson that the apostrophe, as we now know it, seems endangered. However, I disagree with Larson's diagnosis of the cause.
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K.K. DuVivier, The Apostrophe: Reports of Its Death are Greatly Exaggerated, 25 Colo. Law. 17 (Jan. 1996).