BBC Northern Ireland have reported on a grammatical error - and inadvertently raised another grammar question in the process.
"A Northern Ireland council has made an apostrophe gaffe costing the taxpayer more than £1,000.
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council's grammatical error appeared on an advert for a performance of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in July.
The council chose to reprint its promotional material at a cost, the BBC understands, of about £1,200."
All well and good then - a simple error by the council in question who then took steps to put it right.
But are the BBC compounding the error when they say: "a performance of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations".
Some grammarians would howl in rage at this usage, and say that the correct form would be "Charles Dickens's Great Expectations".
Both can actually be deemed correct however - a rare enough happening in grammatical circles. Still, the council might have saved themselves £1,200 had they paid a fraction of that to hire a copywriter or proofreader.
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