Recently whilst writing a report I typed the following sentence:
"Funerals still represent a celebration of the life of the deceased, but these days families and friends often use the time to celebrate life using popular music, film and media."
The spell check immediately underlined the word 'days' and claimed it needed an apostrophe after the 's', creating days'.
I always assumed the term 'these days' referred to 'recent times' or what is commonplace at present. It seems the spell check takes it as the 'families and friends' that belong to the days being discussed. Which is correct?