When to use apostrophes - Laura McClure
- 452,293 Views
- 16,078 Questions Answered
- TEDEd Animation
To understand the difference between grammar “rules” and grammar “style” choices, you’ll want to look at a style guide or two. Below are the websites for several major English language style guides:
The Economist Style Guide
Chicago Manual of Style
Oxford University Press
Want to improve (or test) your knowledge about punctuation? Take the TED-Ed Lessons described below:
The Oxford comma:
If you read "Bob, a DJ and a clown" on a guest list, are three people coming to the party, or only one? That depends on whether you're for or against the Oxford comma. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson to explore both sides of the comma divide.
How to use a semicolon:
It may seem like the semicolon is struggling with an identity crisis. It looks like a comma crossed with a period. Maybe that’s why we toss these punctuation marks around like grammatical confetti; we’re confused about how to use them properly. Watch this TED-Ed Lesson to see best practices for the semi-confusing semicolon.
Create and share a new lesson based on this one.