what does apostrophe mean? (figure of speech) and can you give examples?

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  • 6 years ago
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    Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.

    Examples:

    don't, isn't

    You're right.

    She's a great teacher.

    Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.

    Examples:

    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.

    Examples:

    Mr. Jones's golf clubs

    Texas's weather

    Ms. Straus's daughter

    Jose Sanchez's artwork

    Dr. Hastings's appointment (name is Hastings)

    Mrs. Lees's books (name is Lees)

  • There are examples of plural possession, such as children's shoes, cows' horns etc.

    just thought I would throw these in!

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    i think its a part of speech not a figure of specch

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