Apostrophes

Apostrophes - Apostrophes An apostrophe ( ) is a...

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Unformatted text preview: Apostrophes An apostrophe ( ) is a punctuation mark. When apostrophes are misused, your writing may become unclear to your readers. I n English we use apostrophes in three unique ways: 1) With contractions 2) With possessives 3) With plurals Using Apostrophes within Contractions Well begin with the use of apostrophes to form contractions. A contraction is the combination of two words into one abbreviated form. The apostrophe is placed where letters have been deleted. Examples: have + not = haven t should + not = shouldn t will + not = won t it + is = it s Contractions- Continued Other Types of Contractions: of the clock = o clock 1929 = 29 To be concise we often use contractions in our everyday language, and sometimes in informal writing. As a general rule, though, contractions do not belong in academic writing or certain professional writing. Using Apostrophes to Show Possession Possession is showing ownership....
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Laus during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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Apostrophes - Apostrophes An apostrophe ( ) is a...

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