Back to our friend the apostrophe again this week. Where does the apostrophe go when we shorten “and” in phrases such as “Rock and Roll”, “Fish and Chips”, and “Tips and Tricks”?
Again, a quick web search for “Rock n Roll” will show examples of the apostrophe in all the positions, i.e. ‘n’, ‘n, n’, and no apostrophe at all. So, which should it be?
Well, according to grammatical rules an apostrophe should replace any omitted letter which means “Rock ‘n’ Roll” would be the only absolutely correct option, so we suggest sticking with that for safety’s sake!
Same goes for any phrase which shortens “and” in the middle.
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