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When to use an Apostrophe

Two basic rules for using an apostrophe…

Stop apostrophe confusion early with a couple of rules!

Is it a plural, stating possession, or simply a missing letter?

The correct use of the apostrophe is often misjudged.  This video explains a couple of ways to get the placement of an apostrophe correct.

 

There are some circumstances where apostrophe placement changes subtly. Such as, not putting another 's' after a possessive apostrophe,  when the word already ends in an 's'.  Also, what about those quote marks used in that last sentence?

 

 Click to open link in new window BBC Skillwise.

 

 Click to open link in new window No beating the Oxford dictionary for thorough explanation!

 

 Click to open link in new window The Apostrophe Protection Society...naturally!

 

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