Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

If a 14 y/o old girl wearing a T-shirt that says “Boy’s Lie,” thinks the apostrophe is correct, is she dumb, or too young to understand?

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Not dumb or too young ... just not well educated.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Odds are she's not smart enough to recognize that as a misuse of an apostrophe.

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The apostrophe implies lie is a noun and the lie belongs to one boy.

    Omitting the apostrophe implies lie is a verb and that all boys lie.

    I would ask the girl what she thinks her shirt implies.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If she is making a statement for a lie told by a particular boy, it could be correct, but it is unlikely she produced the t-shirt.

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