Apostrophe Tips

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Tips to help learn about apostrophes

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Apostrophe Tips by 2KM and 2KJ:

Apostrophe Tips by 2KM and 2KJ ’ ’

Never use an apostrophe for a plural (when you add an s on the end of a word to show there is more than one). :

Never use an apostrophe for a plural (when you add an s on the end of a word to show there is more than one). I have three apples. I have three apple’s.

Place an apostrophe before the s when something belongs to one person or thing. :

Place an apostrophe before the s when something belongs to one person or thing. The man’s house is big. The mans house is big. The mans’ house is big.

Place an apostrophe after the s when something belongs to more than one person or thing. :

Place an apostrophe after the s when something belongs to more than one person or thing. These are the girls’ pencils. These are the girls pencils. These are the girl’s pencils.

Place an apostrophe in a contraction to show letters are missing. :

Place an apostrophe in a contraction to show letters are missing. don’t = do not haven’t = have not he’s = he is they’re = they are y ou’re = you are

Only place an apostrophe in the word it’s when you mean it is. :

Only place an apostrophe in the word it’s when you mean it is. It’s a nice sunny day. The dog is in it’s yard. The dog is in its yard. Its a nice sunny day.

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