Two apostrophe Glitches in one paragraph.

I make a point of not pointing out Grammar Glitches in what people say out loud.  However, when a reporter writes down what someone says, that reporter ought to use correct punctuation. Consider this paragraph from a front page story about Oak Mountain Missions in this month's issue of 280 Living:

"I'll be dressed up and help load items into the client's cars when they pull around to the warehouse," said Collins.  "You should see the look on some of the kids faces.  It means a lot to me."

Whoops #1: It would be quite difficult for one CLIENT to drive several cars around to the warehouse, but that is what is stated here.  We know the speaker is referring to more than one CLIENT because he uses the pronoun THEY later in the sentence.  It should read this way:

"I'll be dressed up and help load items into the clients' cars when they pull around to the warehouse," said Collins. 

 

Whoops #2: None of the kids I know have more than one face, so I suspect this speaker is talking about more than one KID. There should be an apostrophe (after the S) to indicate that the FACES belong to multiple KIDS:

"You should see the look on some of the kids' faces. It means a lot to me."

 




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