English Grammar

Apostrophe | Apostrophe Rules | Use of Apostrophe

Apostrophe is one of the Punctuation marks and Apostrophe can be used for two purposes. In this lesson, you will learn all about apostrophe, its rules and examples.

Apostrophe is one of the Punctuation marks and Apostrophe can be used for two purposes. In this lesson, you will learn all about apostrophe, its rules and examples.

Apostrophe

Apostrophe is one of the Punctuation marks and Apostrophe can be used for two purposes. In this lesson, you will learn all about apostrophe, its rules and examples.

It is one of the punctuation marks which can be used for two purposes

  • To show possessiveness
  • To contract the words

Use of apostrophe to show possessiveness

Whenever we want to show the possession or we want to show a relation between two things or a person and a thing etc.

Khalid’s bookخالد کی کتابAhmed’s penاحمد کا قلم
Book of khalidخالد کی کتابPen of ahmedاحمد کا قلم

 

There are two ways to use apostrophe and both are correct. We may use any of these while writing

  • Khalid’s book
  • Book of Khalid

When we have a singular noun, then “S” will be put after the apostrophe

  • Usama’s wife
  • Ahmed’s car

When we have a plural noun, then “S” will be put before the apostrophe

  • Boys’ books
  • Girls’ dress

If there are already two “S” in the end of a singular noun, we will simply put the apostrophe after two S

  • Class’ table
  • Carcass’ smell

Use of apostrophe to make contractions

Apostrophe can also be used to shorten or contract the words. You can learn easily from the examples given below

are notTurns intoaren’t
can notTurns intocan’t
could notTurns intocouldn’t
did notTurns intodidn’t
do notTurns intodon’t
does notTurns intodoesn’t
he hasTurns intohe’s
he isTurns intohe’s
i amTurns intoI’m
I wouldTurns intoI’d
is notTurns intoisn’t
it hasTurns intoit’s
it isTurns intoit’s
let usTurns intolet’s
must notTurns intomustn’t
shall notTurns intoshan’t
she hasTurns intoshe’s
she isTurns intoshe’s
should notTurns intoshouldn’t
they areTurns intothey’re
was notTurns intowasn’t
we areTurns intowe’re
were notTurns intoweren’t
will notTurns intowon’t.
would notTurns intowouldn’t
you areTurns intoyou’re

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