Bob’s quick guide to the apostrophe, you idiots

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Here's one that drives me crazy: "hobbiest." (It should be "hobbyist.")

But how about "dependant." Yes, "dependant" is a real word. But it's always a noun, never a verb. As in: on my tax form I claim deductions for three dependants. "Independant" is not a word at all.

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If, like me, incorrect grammar and punctuation drive you crazy, then you'll enjoy reading "Eat, Shoots and Leaves" by Lynne Truss. The U.K. edition was released some time ago; scheduled to be released in the U.S. on April 12. Check it out on Amazon's U.K. website.

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I took a business writing class in college. It was a boring class mostly but it was worth it for the lessons in grammar and punctuation.

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Your wish is Bob's command! In the latest Bob book, "The Ultimate Book of Perfect Energy", there are cartoons for

It's/its

Your/you're

they're/there/their

quotation marks

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