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Apostrophes How to use
Use an apostrophe To indicate possession One person owns something: Mark’sdog is a bloodhound. Two or more people own something: The teachers’ lounge has a sofa and a table. The children’s desks were made from marshmallows. To refer to a two-digit year Padmini was born in (1986 ’86). She graduated in (2004 ’04).
use an appostrophe To indicate a contraction I (cannot can’t) see with my eyes closed. I (will not won’t) give my cat a tattoo. I (do not don’t) want a jellyfish to sting me. I (should not shouldn’t) sleep in class. I (have not been haven’t) walked through lavawhile barefoot. You (are not aren’t) a television.
Do not Use an apostrophe To indicate a plural There are eight (bear’s bears) in my bedroom. The (birds’ birds) chased the cat. To indicate a span of time Aisling went to high school in the (‘90’s ‘90s). My great grandparents were born in the (1800s’ 1800s).
Using an apostrophe with “It” DO use an apostrophe to show a contraction (It is It’s) a very hungry spider. DO NOT use an apostrophe to show possession The spider might eat its children.
apostrophes show Plurals
Apostrophes show contractions
Apostrophes show possession
Which sentence is correct? The kittens’ tails were dirty. The kitten’s tails were dirty.
Which sentence is correct? Columbus discovered America in the 1400’s. The giraffe’s feet were cold. It’s love of garlic was contagious.