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 book خالد کی کتاب Ahmed’s pen احمد کا قلم
Book of khalid خالد کی کتاب Pen of ahmed احمد 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 not Turns into aren’t
can not Turns into can’t
could not Turns into couldn’t
did not Turns into didn’t
do not Turns into don’t
does not Turns into doesn’t
he has Turns into he’s
he is Turns into he’s
i am Turns into I’m
I would Turns into I’d
is not Turns into isn’t
it has Turns into it’s
it is Turns into it’s
let us Turns into let’s
must not Turns into mustn’t
shall not Turns into shan’t
she has Turns into she’s
she is Turns into she’s
should not Turns into shouldn’t
they are Turns into they’re
was not Turns into wasn’t
we are Turns into we’re
were not Turns into weren’t
will not Turns into won’t.
would not Turns into wouldn’t
you are Turns into you’re

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