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What is the proper Use of the Apostrophe

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asked on 21 Jan 2011
William Weeks William Weeks
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Basically, you use an apostrophe in two cases:

  • For contractions (don’t for do not)
  • To show possession (Frank’s blog means the blog belongs to Frank)

If still in doubt, leave the apostrophe out. It causes more reader confusion to insert an apostrophe where it doesn’t belong than it does to omit one. Plus, you can always plead the typo defense if you leave an apostrophe out, but you look unavoidably dumb when you stick one where it doesn’t belong.

answered on 21 Jan 2011
Joe Seb Joe Seb
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