What Happened to your Apostrophe?

Bad English speakers proliferate my world.

I hear more and more people dropping the apostrophe when referring to someone or something related or belonging to a person.

I hear people saying “Daniel mother” instead of “Daniel’s mother” and “Daniel pipes” instead of “Daniel’s pipes.”

I am a Singaporean of Chinese descent.

Most of my grandparents were born in China. (Well, my maternal grandmother was born in Singapore.)

My parents were born in Singapore.

I was born here in the late 50’s.

English is not my mother tongue.

But I have written about eight books in English and I think I am qualified to comment.

Hey, you moron, I said “mother tongue” and not “mother’s tongue” and in this case, I am not wrong.

Go study.

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