Research Paper: Avoiding Fallacies and Revising Your Essay . Avoid Fallacies . Fallacies are “logical” reasons that, when looked at closely, are anything but logical.
One of the risk factors for heart disease is alcohol consumption. The American Heart Association website states, “drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure, cause heart failure and lead to stroke” (“Risk Factors”).
Apostrophes indicate a missing letter in a contraction.
The apostrophe goes where the missing letter would go.
Incorrect: I cant' do this assignment without help. (WRONG. What letters is the apostrophe replacing? Where should it go?)
Correct: I can't do this assignment without help. (RIGHT. The apostrophe goes between the n and the t.)
Watch out for "cant" and "wont" on spell check. These are words all on their own, but they don't mean the same thing as “can’t” and “won’t.”
Also, remember the contraction it's means IT IS.
Example: I can't open the door because it's locked.