- 1 Do you put an apostrophe if it is plural?
- 2 Where does the apostrophe go in plural ownership?
- 3 Why is there an apostrophe in every contraction?
- 4 Is it Jones or Jones’s?
- 5 Is it Chris’s or Chris ‘?
- 6 What are the 3 Uses of apostrophe?
- 7 Where do you put the apostrophe in someone’s name?
- 8 What are the 2 types of apostrophes?
- 9 Where does the apostrophe go in years?
- 10 How do you use an apostrophe to shorten a word?
- 11 Is it Williams’s or Williams?
- 12 Is it James or James’s?
- 13 Is it Thomas or Thomas’s?
Do you put an apostrophe if it is plural?
As a general rule, we never use an apostrophe in writing plural forms. (A plural form is one that denotes more than one of something.)
Where does the apostrophe go in plural ownership?
- In singular possessive terms, place the apostrophe before the “s.” This will indicate ownership by one person or thing.
- In plural possessive terms, place the apostrophe after the “s.” This will indicate to the reader that more than one person or thing owns the thing possessed.
Why is there an apostrophe in every contraction?
The apostrophe is used to replace missing letters in contractions, to indicate the possessive form of certain nouns, and to form the plural of some words in very specific situations. 1. Use an apostrophe in a contraction to indicate missing letters in words or missing numbers in a year. 2.
Is it Jones or Jones’s?
All the English style guides insist that singular possessives are formed with -‘s and plurals with only -‘, so the possessive of Jones (singular) is Jones’s and the possessive of Joneses is Joneses’.
Is it Chris’s or Chris ‘?
In school, it is common to be taught to write “Chris’” when talking about something that belongs to Chris. When we are talking, we say Chris’s when referring to something that belongs to Chris. While both are technically correct, the main difference is in the required style guide.
What are the 3 Uses of apostrophe?
The apostrophe has three uses: 1) to form possessive nouns; 2) to show the omission of letters; and 3) to indicate plurals of letters, numbers, and symbols. Do not use apostrophes to form possessive pronouns (i.e. his/her computer) or noun plurals that are not possessives.
Where do you put the apostrophe in someone’s name?
Apostrophe Rules for Possessives
- Use an apostrophe +”s” (‘s) to show that one person/thing owns or is a member of something.
- Use an apostrophe after the “s” (s’) at the end of a plural noun to show possession.
- If a plural noun doesn’t end in “s,” add an apostrophe + “s” to create the possessive form.
What are the 2 types of apostrophes?
There are two different kinds of apostrophes: smart and straight.
Where does the apostrophe go in years?
When abbreviating a year, remove the first two numbers and indicate the omission by using an apostrophe: 2009 becomes ’09 (not ’09) 2010 becomes ’10 (not ’10) 2525 becomes ’25 (if we’re still alive)
How do you use an apostrophe to shorten a word?
1. Use an apostrophe when two words are shortened into one. When two words are shortened into one, the apostrophe replaces the missing letter(s). This combined word is called a contraction.
Is it Williams’s or Williams?
The Associated Press Stylebook recommends just an apostrophe: It’s Tennessee Williams’ best play. But most other authorities endorse ‘s: Williams’s. Williams’s means “belonging to Williams.” It is not the plural form of Williams. People’s names become plural the way most other words do.
Is it James or James’s?
The proper convention is to include the possessive apostrophe even when the word ends in an “s.” So “James’s” is correct. The only exception to that are proper nouns so well established that traditionally they have always been used with just an apostrophe.
Is it Thomas or Thomas’s?
Thomas’s house. The important thing to remember is that Thomas is singular. When you’re talking about more than one, you first form that plural by adding -ES. One Thomas, two Thomases.