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Apostrophe. One of the most misused punctuation mark. Possessive Case of Nouns. This is Mary and a dog. The dog is Mary’s; Mary is not the dog’s. This is the boys’ bedroom. My parents’ house is a lovely old one. Mike and Amanda’s new loft apartment is really neat.

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Apostrophe

Apostrophe

One of the most misused punctuation mark


Possessive case of nouns

Possessive Case of Nouns

  • This is Mary and a dog. The dog is Mary’s; Mary is not the dog’s.

  • This is the boys’ bedroom.

  • My parents’ house is a lovely old one.

  • Mike and Amanda’s new loft apartment is really neat.

  • Please tell Annie and Mary’s mother that they’ll be late getting home from school.


How not to do it

How not to do it

  • The maid cleaned the hotel’s room.

  • The hotel’s room – the hotel room

  • The office’s lobby – the office lobby

  • The shoe’s lace – the shoe lace

  • The car’s door – the car door

  • The table’s top – the table top

  • The chair’s leg – the chair leg


Contractions and omissions

Contractions and omissions

  • I’m = I am

  • Where’s = where is

  • Who’s = who is

  • It’s = it is, or it has

  • Isn’t = is not

  • Couldn’t = could not

  • Who’d = who would


Forming plurals of lowercase or uppercase letters

Forming plurals of lowercase or uppercase letters

  • Mind your p’s and q’s, my dear!.

  • How am I supposed to write this essay if my keyboard won’t let me type any e’s?!


Possessive case of indefinite pronouns

Possessive case of indefinite pronouns

  • It’s always good to know one’s enemy.

  • Is this anyone’s backpack lying here on the ground?

  • That’s not Helen’s handwriting; it must be someone else’s.

  • Try putting yourself in another’s shoes.


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