Here are two ways to use the apostrophe ('):Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
1. An apostrophe (') represents a missing or omitted sound, like this,
them = 'em ('th' is missing)
EX: Show 'em what you got = Show them what you got.
should have = should've ('a' is missing; the 'h' is silent)
EX: I should've washed my car = I should have washed my car.
and = 'n ('a' is missing; the 'd' is silent)
Bread 'n butter = Bread and butter.
2. An apostrophe plus s ('s) is used to express possession, like this,
EX: This is John's book = This book belongs to John.
EX: This is Jones' book (Note, both "Jones'" and "Jones's" are OK)
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