Season's Greetings: Get The Apostrophe Right

As is traditional for Mind Your Language, we end the year with a festive reminder. When you write Season's Greetings in an email or card, remember to include the apostrophe.

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In this case, the logic is easy: the greetings belong to a single season, so the apostrophe goes before the final S, not after it. If apostrophes are a challenge for you, check out our detailed guide. Have a fun-filled Christmas and a spectacular 2015, and remember: accuracy matters.

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    Or just say Merry Christmas and be done with it.

    Why should Summer and Winter get all the greetings?
    Rise up and send "Seasons' Greetings" cards all year round :P

    Ah, lovin' the ol' apostrophe errors.

    A local Hobby Shop in West Richmond had their slogan professionally done by a signwriter on their front window .... " Time wait's for no one " ™

    And it's trademarked
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

      Unless the name of the owner is like... Bill Wait
      Or Time Wait

      Timewa? it's for no one! TM.

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