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FC: The Apostrophe | By: Katrina Ellixson

1: Proper punctuation is both the sign and the cause of clear thinking | -Lynne Truss

3: The apostrophe is taking place of the “i” in she is and it is; thus making them she's and it's.

5: An apostrophe is used correctly in an Irish last name, such as O'Donnell.

6: Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare

7: Omitted letters and syllables was one of the first reasons for the apostrophe.

8: Online US Magazine

9: Possessive in a singular noun (Beyonce's)

10: “This is the second time we've lost our home. We lost it in Katrina,” she said.

11: The contraction "we've" requires an apostrophe to make the word mean "we have".

13: The McDonald's logo has two correctly used apostrophes. The first one is making the word mean "I am", and the second one is taking place of the "g".

14: Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not. | -Oprah

15: A contraction is needed in "nobody's" to make the word mean "nobody is".

16: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” - Exodus 20:3-17

17: Possessive in a singular noun (neighbor's)

18: I'm a sight this morning: two shirts, heavy pants, a scarf wrapped twice around my neck and tucked into a thick sweater knitted by my daughter thirty birthdays ago. | The Notebook, 1

19: The apostrophe in "I'm" makes the word mean "I am".

21: Possessive in a singular noun (nation's)

23: Showing possession by using an apostrophe after the "s" in her last name.

25: In the newspaper heading, "pig's" is plural and not possessive, so there should not be an apostrophe.

26: In Miley Cyrus’s tweet, she uses “it's” instead of its. Using an apostrophe would make the word mean “it is”.

29: In this situation, "Boys" is plural. Nothing is of ownership on this sign, therefore the apostrophe is not necessary.

30: "Who's definition of right?" | Eclipse, 610

31: An apostrophe was not necessary here because it is now a contraction and makes the word mean "who is".

33: The apostrophe is not needed in this situation. The correct form would be "its" because there is no possession.

34: "...but not everyones got an uptown girl's budget..." | Teen Vogue, 136

35: "Everyones" is lacking an apostrophe because it would make the word mean "everyone has".

37: There is an apostrophe missing in "were". It should be "we're", making it "we are".

38: Little Einsteins Animal Alphabet

39: On this page, there are not one, but two apostrophe errors. An apostrophe is missing in the second "its". The apostrophe is also placed incorrectly in "rattlesnakes'"; It should have been before the "s".

40: “We used to own a bulldog. ld get another dog if it wasnt so sad when they die.” | Years of Minutes, by Andy Rooney

41: Although not using apostrophes for contractions was intentional, this still shows it being used incorrectly. There should be an apostrophe placed in "Id" and also in "wasnt".

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