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Punctuation in general can be a big pre-occupation for many people. You’ll always find someone who is annoyed by wrongly placed apostrophes. Listen to this Radio 4 programme, The Apostrophiser, about a man who is infuriated by people using inaccurate punctuation. 

 

After you’ve listened to it once, listen again and answer the comprehension questions. Once you’ve finished, you can find the answers here.

 

Send us photos of any examples of misplaced apostrophes in business signs in your area. The best one will win a free pronunciation Skype lesson.

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