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ThoraGruntwhistle Mon 20-Mar-17 15:25:52

The word 'won't' (as in will not) - it definitely has an apostrophe between the n and the t, doesn't it?
9yo DC has been told by teacher today that it doesn't have one. I was absolutely sure it did, but I'm now questioning whether I've been writing it incorrectly all my life. confusedhmm

Annesmyth123 Mon 20-Mar-17 15:27:50

Without the apostrophe it's wont which is a different word. He was wont to always smoke his pipe after dinner

It means

It was his habit to smoke his pipe after dinner

www.google.co.uk/search?q=wont&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari#dobs=wont

treaclesoda Mon 20-Mar-17 15:28:47

I'm with you. It definitely has an apostrophe.

Wont without an apostrophe has a different meaning.

ThoraGruntwhistle Mon 20-Mar-17 15:29:54

That's what I thought. The class were learning about apostrophes and contractions of words though, like isn't and wouldn't, but were told that 'won't' doesn't have one.

iklboo Mon 20-Mar-17 15:30:42

Of course it has an apostrophe! I suppose she thinks ain't doesn't have one either?

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