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Apostrophe Protection Society

Our Mission

Since 2001, the Apostrophe Protection Society has had a mission to preserve the correct use of this important, though much misused, item of punctuation. After a short closure at the end of 2019, the Apostrophe Protection Society has been revived by its new chairman, Bob McCalden, to continue its mission to champion the use of the apostrophe.



If you're looking for guidance on the correct use of apostrophes, you can find this on our Apostrophe Use page.

If you have your own photographic examples of misplaced, omitted or excessive apostrophe usage, have a look at the Examples page to see how you can submit your examples for inclusion on the site.

General contact details for any other reason can be found on the Contact page, or you can email us at info@apostrophe.org.uk.

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We are aware of the way the English language is evolving during use, and do not intend any direct criticism of those who have made mistakes, but are just reminding all writers of English text, whether on notices or in documents of any type, of the correct usage of the apostrophe should you wish to put right mistakes you may have inadvertently made.

"The little apostrophe deserves our protection.

It is indeed a threatened species!"

John Richards