This blog post is intended to help authors understand certain rules used for the publication of writing in a book. You need to know the rules in case you want to break them. Our source is the bible of the publishing industry, The Chicago Manual of Style, Sixteenth Edition.
Beloved bloggers: Carry on as you were. It I understand your post, then it's fine.
Today we talk about time. An event occurs in your book during the 1950's. What have I done wrong?
It's the 1950s, or the fifities, or the '50s, but not the 50's. You can learn this by asking what the 1950's possesses? Does it have a xylophone or a row of duckies in the bathtub? Probably not, so get rid of that lame apostrophe in 50's.
As important as writing the time correctly is knowing that an apostrophe is not used when we write a plural, unless we intend ownership.
Margarita's are 2/$2.00. No, no, no, no. Why add the possessive to the plural of margarita? Who owns the maragita that I want?
Margaritas are 2/$2.00. Yes, I like that price.
Frozen strawberry with a sugar rim, please.
We'll talk about time more in upcoming TIP TUESDAYS.
Infinities of love,
From the moment I awake in the morning: