Apostrophe. Chapter 9. Seeing What You Know. Insert apostrophes where needed in the four sentences below. Then read the explanations that follow . 1. Its impossible for water to run uphill. 2. The prosecutor cant try any new cases until next month.
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Apostrophe in Contractions:
To show that one or more letters have been left out of a word. ( a shortened form of a word )
When two words are combined to make one word, an apostrophe is used to show where letters have been omitted. This is called a contraction.
Don’t confuse certain tricky contractions with similar sounding possessive words!
Sally has a truck the car has radial tires
Sally’s truckthe car’s radial tires…
The dogs’ dishes…
The boys’ careers…