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APOSTROPHES
1. An apostrophe denotes ownership or possession:
singular nouns
(one person, place or thing)

plural nouns
(two or more persons, places or things)

(For singular and plural nouns, add an apostrophe and –s)
child’s toy
children’s game
man’s hat
men’s club
goose’s feathers
geese’s feathers
(plural nouns ending in –s, add
apostrophe)
ladies’ clothing
foxes’ den
buses’ wheels
teachers’ meeting
boys’ bat
girls’ basketball
doctors’ building

lady’s clothing
fox’s den
bus’s wheels
teacher’s meeting
boy’s bat
girl’s basketball
doctor’s office
singular proper nouns ending
in –s
(add an apostrophe and –s)

plural proper nouns ending in –s

Mr. Russ’s car
Kay Jones’s house

the Russes’ car
the Joneses’ house

(add –es and an apostrophe)

Singular and plural nouns ending in –s with the sound –eez
(add an apostrophe to the end)
Aristophones’ comedies

Socrates’ lecture

the Murphys’ cat

compound words and phrases
(for singular nouns & indefinite pronouns, add apostrophe and an –s at the end of
the word or phrase)
father-in-law’s house
another’s homework

somebody else’s chair
president-elect’s tenure

no one’s cot
secretary of state’s office

(for plural compound words ending in –s, add apostrophe)
In-laws’ house

several mothers’ children

2. An apostrophe indicates missing letter(s) in a contraction:
it is/it’s
they are/they’re

do not/don’t
we are/we’re

he is/he’s
I have/I’ve

would not/wouldn’t
I am/I’m

POSSESSIVE PERSONAL PRONOUNS NEVER USE APOSTROPHES
my

its

his

The dog buried its bone.

your
yours

their
theirs

our
ours

Theirs was broken first.

her
hers

Yours is the green one.

3. An apostrophe shows omissions of letters or numbers:
this and that
this ‘n’ that

1942
’42

come on over and talk
c’mon over and talk

4. An apostrophe and –s form the plural of numbers, letters and symbols. These
plurals may also be correctly written without apostrophes, but whichever you
choose, be consistent.
numbers:

He had three 5’s in his wallet.
I received 8s in the competition.

letters:

I taught my son his ABC’s.
Tanya earned four Bs this semester.

symbols:

How many #’s are printed in the phone book?
Please use !s at the end of exclamatory sentences.

years:

The 1960’s were are great time to be young.
People who grew up in the 1940s were influenced by
World War II.
(singular years use an apostrophe)
We were living here during 1973’s flood.


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