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The '''greengrocer's apostrophe''' is an [[error]], frequently made by poorly-educated [[native English speaker]]s (as stereotypical greengrocers in English-speaking countries are), whereby the [[plural -s]] morpheme is used with an unnecessary [[apostrophe]], seemingly by analogy with the [[genitive 's]].<ref>https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-greengrocers-apostrophe-1690826</ref>
 
The '''greengrocer's apostrophe''' is an [[error]], frequently made by poorly-educated [[native English speaker]]s (as stereotypical greengrocers in English-speaking countries are), whereby the [[plural -s]] morpheme is used with an unnecessary [[apostrophe]], seemingly by analogy with the [[genitive 's]].<ref>https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-greengrocers-apostrophe-1690826</ref>
  

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A sign saying "No vehicle's" (sic).

The greengrocer's apostrophe is an error, frequently made by poorly-educated native English speakers (as stereotypical greengrocers in English-speaking countries are), whereby the plural -s morpheme is used with an unnecessary apostrophe, seemingly by analogy with the genitive 's.[1]

e.g. a greengrocer's signs saying "apple's, carrot's, potato's", etc.


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