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

please help

3 Answers

  • 7 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.


    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.


    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

    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)

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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

    just thought I would throw these in!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

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

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