Gap Fill - Apostrophe - Level 5


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A man who promoted the of the apostrophe has quit his -long battle. John Richards, 96, was chairman of the Apostrophe Protection Society. This started in 2001 to encourage writing and understanding of the apostrophe. Mr Richards wrote: "Fewer and individuals are caring about the use of the apostrophe in English. We...have done our best but the and laziness present in times have won." He added: "Over the years we have heard from of supporters...but the have won."

Mr Richards started the after seeing the "same over and over ". He wanted to highlight people's mistakes. He hoped a dozen people would join him, but he received support and 500 letters from all over the world within a month. Mr Richards' biggest was people not using the apostrophe at . He criticised big companies for this. In the UK, like Lloyds Bank stopped using the apostrophe in their . Maybe Mr Richards was with the burger McDonald's but not with Starbucks.

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