Correct use of apostrophes can be tricky business. How can such a small punctuation mark cause so much trouble? The apostrophe is frequently misused; all too often student writers omit apostrophes where they are necessary or include them where they are not. Here are a few guidelines for when, and when not, to use apostrophes.
When to use an Apostrophe
When Not to Use an Apostrophe
Once you learn these rules, using apostrophes will seem easy. Always ask yourself if something is plural or posessive. If it's possessive and it's not a pronoun, then it wants to own an apostrophe.
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