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BC: Although this rule is not as commonly used as others , there are times you still see it, The rule is that, certain Irish names need an apostrophe, such as O'Neill. | This is correct because Ken is the possessor. Therefore the apostrophe is used to show that there is only one Ken that owns this honey mustard. | First of all the reason the apostrophe is needed is because the men are the possessors of the bracket. The reason the apostrophe does not go after mens is because men is a plural that does not end with an s. | More Correct Uses of the Apostrophe

FC: Correct and Incorrect Uses of the Apostrophe | By Kevin Kallukaran

1: Errors in Car Ads | Guess they were a little bit too excited and decided to add an extra apostrophe. There should be no apostrophe in the word truck's because the apostrophe indicates possession and there is no possession in the sentence. All they are trying to say is there are multiple trucks. | He may have an extravagant car but not an extravagant knowledge of grammar. There is no possession in the sentence and he is indicating multiple carreras, so it should be Carrera GTs. | A company as successful as Honda does not know how to use apostrophes. Once again there is accidental usage of an apostrophe when showing multiple things. The Civics are not the possessors. So it should be civics not civic's.

2: It's surprising an apostrophe error was found in article by TIME. The It's means it is, which would make no sense in the context of the sentence. It should say its because it shows possession and is talking about Lebanon's policy. | This was found in a newspaper. There should be no apostrophe because there is no possession and they are referring to multiple cities. so it should be cities not city's | It must have been really breaking news for CNN to type it that fast and make a mistake. The sentence is currently saying, it is success is in America, which makes no sense. Since it is talking about China's success, it's should be its, which shows possession. | I found this article while browsing MSN. The sign was trying to say that the parking bay is suspended, which is why they added and an apostrophe s in Bay, The can't be done because currently the apostrophe is actually showing possession. They would have to change the sign and say, Parking Bay is suspended. | Apostrophe Errors in the News

3: Whoever wrote this flyer needs some punctuation and grammar help. First of all the sentence indicates that the pizzas are possessing something, however they are not. It should just be pizzas. Dominos is the possessor in the sentence, so it should be changed to Domino's . Lastly, they also spelled veggie wrong. | This was found on the television series, Hoarders. There should be no apostrophe in it's, because currently the sentence reads, is taking it is toll on Tra. Since the advice is the possessor, it's should be its. I think they need a new screenplay writer. | After my friend registered for an account on this guitar selling website, this was the response he received. For some reason Fender added an apostrophe, which means that the sentence reads, you are account has been validated. Since that does not make sense it should be changed to your. | More Apostrophe errors

4: Good job Ryan Mac. The apostrophe in it's is correct because there is no possession and he is trying to say, it is dusk. | He's founded a millionaire dollar company, So it is not surprising that he is pretty good at grammar. The apostrophe in Instagram's is correct because he is part of instagram. Therefore an apostrophe is used to show that possession. | The apostrophe in Angie's is correct because the list is Angie's. The apostrophe is therefore used to show possession. | I've is correct because he is trying to say, I have. The apostrophe correctly replaces the missing letters in I have. | Correct Uses of the Apostrophe in Magazines

5: The apostrophe in kid's is correct because the kid's are the subject that is showing possession. Therefore, the apostrophe is needed. | Don't ask how I came across this article. The apostrophe is used correctly in man's. The man is the possessor and for some weird reason has dead caterpillars in his bag. | Looks like CNN made up for its previous mistake. The apostrophe is correctly placed in front of '90s. The reason the apostrophe is needed is because it is used to replace the 19 that is omitted. | Correct Uses of the Apostrophe in Articles

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