Apostrophes…How do we
They are used for two reasons:
1) To show where letters in a word are
missing (it’s stands for it is)
2) In a noun, to show possession
Use an apostrophe in a contraction to
show where letters have been left out.
It’s [it is] broken. You’re [you are] in
trouble. They’re [they are] furious.
Who’s [who is] going to fix it?
Use an apostrophe to form the possessive
case of a noun (to show ownership)
Sandra’s hair [the hair of Sandra] is in
The boys’ bikes [the bikes of the boys] are
A boy’s bike [the bike of the boy] is
Do not use an apostrophe to form the
plural of a noun
The girls never showed up.
Do not use an apostrophe with the
possessive form of a personal
pronoun (yours, hers, his, its, ours,
His bicycle is broken. May I borrow