' How to use the apostrophe

Rules of punctuation made simple.

The apostrophe indicates contraction

Alice can not sing --> Alice can't sing
Alice will not sing --> Alice won't sing
Alice shall not sing --> Alice shan't sing
Alice must not sing --> Alice mustn't sing

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The apostrophe indicates posession

To show singular posession, add: 's
The apple belonging to Carol --> Carol's apple
The grades of one student --> The student's grades
To show plural posession, add an apostrophe at the end: '
The grades of many students --> The students' grades

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