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Examples of Apostrophe


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-04-30 10:55:04
1. Indicates the possessive case of singular and plural nouns, indefinite pronouns, and surnames combined with designations such as Jr., Sr., and II: my sister"s husband, my three sisters" husbands, anyone"s guess, They answer each other"s phones, John Smith, Jr."s car.

2. Indicates joint possession when used with the last of two or more nouns in a series: Doe and Roe"s report.

3. Indicates individual possession or authorship when used with each of two or more nouns in a series: Smith"s, Roe"s, and Doe"s reports.

4. Indicates the plurals of words, letters, and figures used as such: 60"s and 70"s; x"s, y"s, and z"s.

5. Indicates omission of letters in contractions: aren"t, that"s, o"clock.

6. Indicates omission of figures in dates: the class of "63.

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