what does apostrophe mean? (figure of speech) and can you give examples?
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.
She's a great teacher.
Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house
NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.
Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Ms. Straus's daughter
Jose Sanchez's artwork
Dr. Hastings's appointment (name is Hastings)
Mrs. Lees's books (name is Lees)
- 7 years ago
There are examples of plural possession, such as children's shoes, cows' horns etc.
just thought I would throw these in!
- Anonymous7 years ago
i think its a part of speech not a figure of specch