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FC: APOSTROPHE | THE | Danielle Mustin Mr. Gabriele AP English

1: Proper Usage of the Apostrophe

2: The apostrophe is used to show possession. It is placed before the "s" to show singular possession. | CNN.com article from 8/18/11

3: This is proper usage of the apostrophe to show singular and plural posession.

4: This is one of the biggest mistakes people make with an apostrophe. One should not use an apostrophe for the plural of a noun. | INCORRECT | CORRECT

5: Again, an apostrophe is unnecessary here.

6: I M P R O P E R | U S A G E

7: The plurals for capital letters and numbers are not formed with apostrophes.

8: The apostrophe is used with contractions. It is always placed where the letter(s) has been removed.

9: "You're" is another contraction that is often mispelled or confused with "your." | This should be "You're Welcome" as shown below.

10: The only time an apostrophe is used for "it's" is when it is a contraction for "it is" or "it has." | An apostrophe is needed here. | The apostrophe should come after the "t." | 21 | 22

11: This is the correct way to use an apostrophe for "it's." | 23 | 24

12: An apostrophe indicates the plurals of words. | It also indicatesthe plurals of letters. | Foxnews.com article from 8/18/11

13: The example above is actually incorrect because the apostrophe is backwards. | An apostrophe indicates an omission of figures in dates.

14: Both of these examples are possessive and need an apostrophe.

16: Do not use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe. | INCORRECT

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