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Grammar: Apostrophes

Definition of an apostrophe.
  • An apostrophe looks like this:

' or

  • An apostrophe is used to:
  • indicate omitted letters such as abbreviations and contractions
  • indicate possession
  • form the plural noun for abbreviations and symbols where adding just s instead of ’s would be confusing
  • Note: personal possessive pronouns (his, hers, yours, theirs, its, etc.) do not take an apostrophe
Apostrophe Examples
  • Apostrophes used to indicate omitted letters
  • abbreviations
  • government = gov't
  • contractions
  • cannot = can't
  • it is = it's
  • Apostrophes used to indicate possession
  • Oliver's army
  • James's crown
  • Apostrophes used to form the plural noun for abbreviations and symbols where adding just s instead of ’s would be confusing
  • mind your p's and q's
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From YOUR Teacher: Apostrophes

Apostrophes are used very often in written English text.
 
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