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    TheParser is offline Key Member
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    Default I Fell Off My Chair

    We native speakers often tell learners to read English-language

    newspapers in order to learn proper English, including the correct

    use of apostrophes.

    I have just read this headline from a very serious and respected

    British newspaper online:

    Fury at axing of childrens' free books


    I am in total shock!!!

    (P.S. Of course, I shan't name the newspaper.)

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    Default Re: I Fell Off My Chair

    Hi,

    Are you referring to the Guardian/Observer web site? I've just looked there and it clearly says "children's".

    Regards

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    Default Re: I Fell Off My Chair

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Hi,

    Are you referring to the Guardian/Observer web site? I've just looked there and it clearly says "children's".

    Regards
    Apparently, someone at that newspaper is a usingenglish.com fan and

    immediately corrected the error.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: I Fell Off My Chair

    The magazine Private Eye calls it the Grauniad because it has along history of typos and errors, they say.

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