Tips for Cardmakers: spelling & apostrophes
Spelling and Punctuation Tips for Cardmakers
Do you enjoy making cards for others? Or for resale?
If you're making a card for someone, they will no doubt appreciate the thought and effort you've put into it and won't mind too much about a bit of wayward spelling. But if you're making cards for resale, then they generally require stricter standards.
Here's a few of the most common mix-ups:
lose = opposite of find (or, in the sense of sympathy cards, to lose someone)
loose = opposite of tight (or escaped/undone, or "loose woman"!)
It's = it is
Its = belonging to it
you're = you are
your = belonging to you
they're = they are
their = belonging to them
there = opposite of here
If you're not sure where to put an apostrophe, just remember that it usually indicates that a letter has been left out:-
- Mary's passed her driving test = Mary has passed her driving test;
Michael's a star= Michael is a star
or to indicate possession:
- Jim's birthday is special
Hint: you don't need an apostrophe in a straightforward plural, so usually there shouldn't be an apostrophe in a word at the end of a sentence:-
- The cake has 40 candle's.
is NOT correct.
CORRECT: "could have", "could've", "would have", "would've"
INCORRECT: "could of", "would of"
There are exceptions to every rule but the above examples should apply to most cards/verses.
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