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Dear anyone who has their graduation year in their Instagram bio or is posting for their friends who have been accepted into college,

A friendly reminder, that when you write out the year you graduate and you abbreviate it by taking out the 20 in the beginning, you write it out ‘19 / ‘20 / ‘21 / ‘22 etc. not 19’ / 20’ etc.

It is actually quite simple because you are removing something from the front, not the end. For example, in the contraction “don’t,” the apostrophe is after the “n” and before the “t” because you are replacing the letter o, because the original phrase is “do not,” not “do nto.” That is why the apostrophe is placed where it is, not after the “t.”

Think about this the next time you are posting for a friend going to college.

 

Thank you.

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  1. A person on February 3rd, 2019 12:34 am

    Who are you to instruct others how to construct their Instagram bio? I believe the author needs to look at themselves before casting shame upon others for grammatically mispronouncing their college of choice. Instead, show love and support that they made it and know where their next four years are. Be happy for others because they’ve found some sort of path regardless of how meaningful. This article means a lot for a lot of different reasons. As the author, I hope you can somehow acknolledge how your own beliefs bleed onto the page. This is the exact same reason you went through “the ghost”. Make your world in perfect order before you criticize others. The apostrophe simply isn’t your issue with college postings. Its everything else. I do not know you, but I challenge you to focus on yourself and try to be the best you, you can be.

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