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A simple rule for apostrophes

Posted by Wendy Wood on 28th August , 2019 in Grammar
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An apostrophe is used to indicate ownership – or possession – and in contractions of “noun/pronoun is” or “noun/pronoun was”.

Apostrophes are never used to make a word plural.

To make a plural, just add an s. (Well, except when using words like child, sheep, fish, man, woman, deer. I could go on, but you get the idea.)

An English teacher decades ago taught me a little trick to always get it right.

PSPS: Plurals Simply Put an S.

Simple, right?

Wendy Wood, proofreader



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