Until, Till, ‘Til, or ‘Till?

’Till is entirely shunned by the writers of usage guides, when they see fit to mention it at all. Bryan Garner, in his Modern American Usage, refers to it as “abominable” …

Intrigued? I saw this post on Merriam-Webster the other day, and, because it’s something I’ve often wondered about, I thought I’d share it here:

 We often find that people will ask how they should write until if they don’t want to use that actual word; should it instead be till or ’til? Or, for the orthographically adventurous, is ’till a reasonable choice?

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Another Word on Apostrophes

Apostrophes can be tricksters, and one of the trickier uses of them is possession versus description. According to some sources, including the AP Style Guide, some nouns merely describe the noun that comes after them. For example:

The boys team. According to AP style, “boys” describes the word “team,” but the boys don’t necessarily possess the team.

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