Apostrophe and Hyphen. Apostrophe. Three uses of the apostrophe: To show possession (ownership) To show plural forms To show where letters or numbers have been omitted. Apostrophe - Possession. Singular nouns Nouns not ending in s , add an apostrophe and s. bone of the dog = dog’s bone
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Apostrophe and Hyphen
ious that he didn’t recognize me.
Right: When he spoke to me, it was ob-
vious that he didn’t recognize me.
semi-invalid rather than semiinvalid
co-operation rather than cooperation
re-form a line rather than reform a line
re-mark the papers rather than remark the papers
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