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Rule "Apostrophe in dates"

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Description: Apostrophe in dates
Message: Apostrophes aren't needed for decades.
Category: Typography (ID: TYPOGRAPHY)
Link: https://www.monash.edu/about/editorialstyle/editing/apostrophes
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Hillary Clinton asked where Bernie Sanders was in the 1990's.
    Correction suggestion: 1990s
  • Hillary Clinton asked where Bernie Sanders was in the 90's.
    Correction suggestion: 90s
  • Where were you in the 1990’s?
    Correction suggestion: 1990s
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Disc wheels replaced the Alvis 12/70's wire wheels and are fitted with larger tyres.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: APOSTROPHE_IN_DATES [1]
Version: 5.6-SNAPSHOT (2021-10-21 20:33:04 +0000)