Apostrophes

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Apostrophes

  1. 1. Apostrophes
  2. 2. Common Usages of Apostrophes Most commonly used with contractions Also used with nouns and some pronouns  Shows ownership  Shows relationship
  3. 3. Possessive Nouns - Singular Singular noun  Add ‘s to the noun  Owl + ‘s = owl’s  This hollow tree is the owl’s home  Charles + ‘s = Charles’s  Preserving historic buildings is Prince Charles’s personal crusade Singular compound nouns and the names of most businesses & organizations use the same format  A two-year-old’s soccer skills are limited.  I enjoy looking at Barnes and Noble’s website.
  4. 4. Possessive Plurals Plural nouns that end in s  Add only an apostrophe to form the possessive of a plural noun that ends in s.  Boxes + ‘ = boxes’  All of the boxes’ contents are leaking out. Plural nouns that don’t end in s  Add ‘s, just like you would for the singular noun  Women + ‘s = women’s  The women’s softball uniforms arrived today.

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