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How To Insert Apostrophes Correctly

Education : English

Nothing confuses a child learning english more than the apostrophe.

Key point: an apostrophe indicates POSSESSION.

Example:
Richard's shirt was wet. The ' shows that it was the shirt BELONGING TO Richard.

They also SHORTEN words: it's for it is.

When the subject is plural, the apostrophe is at the end of the word (the drivers' buses)

When the word ends in 's', it is acceptable to put the apostophe at the end, or add the 's, for instance both:
Jesus' holiness or Jesus's holiness are acceptable


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