Does the writer for Yahoo! Travel think that lens is the plural of len? It sure looks that way:
It isn’t; lens is singular, lenses is its plural. So, she should have written either this lens or these lenses.
Waa-waa. These embarrassing goofs on Yahoo! Style make me cry.
Ms. Missoni is pregnant with baby number two, meaning she’s having one baby, which is a bambino. The word bambino, which is now considered informal English, is singular; bambini (or bambinos) is the plural.
So this genius of a writer uses a plural when she needs a singular and then uses a possessive when she needs a plural. I know I don’t have to tell you this, but I will anyway: The plural of baby is babies. Anything else is just the result of gross ignorance.
What do Bill and Melinda Gates want? They want to solve income inequality. At least I think that’s what it says on the Yahoo! front page:
The probably also want to let the yahoo.com writer know that their last name is Gates, not Gate. And if you’re referring to more than one Gates, use the plural Gateses. I know that’s ugly, but it is the correct plural.
If I told you this was a horribly written article on Yahoo! Finance, would you ask me, “What exactly are you judging by?”
Yes, you probably would because you know the difference between by and buy. You probably also know that if you use an em-dash, you shouldn’t pair it with a comma; the correct character is another em-dash. And you probably know how to spell Warren Buffett’s name, too:
Plus, when you’re writing the plural of a word, I bet you know it doesn’t include an apostrophe: