Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Still at Rhodes

This door, to the right of the main portico, while allowing entrance to the building is merely for those that stay only short periods, minutes in fact. Tradesmen's entrance.

DSCF2234This sign obviously not original or they would have got it on straight.DSCF2237 Not sure about the placement of the apostrophes.

4 comments:

  1. I think visitors' is fine (more than one visitor), but tradesmens' has to be wrong (more than one tradesmen ???)

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  2. Neither is right. Surely the apostrophy should be before the 's'. Visitors should use the visitor's entrance ie the entrance belonging to the visitors, and likewise Tradesmen should use the tradesmen's entrance.

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  3. I'm with Martin. If you turn the words around it becomes clear. The sign is referring to "the entrance of the tradesmen" (thus tradesmen's) and "the entrance of the visitors" (thus visitors').

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  4. Did you read what you wrote?

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