apostrophe


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address to an absent or imaginary person

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the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

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Before she reached the house, Gouvernail had lighted a fresh cigar and ended his apostrophe to the night.
s Aunt, who had eaten her pie with great solemnity, and who had been elaborating some grievous scheme of injury in her mind since her first assumption of that public position on the Marshal's steps, took the present opportunity of addressing the following Sibyllic apostrophe to the relict of her late nephew.
He almost forgot Trefusis as he added the apostrophe.
His spelling has improved immensely this past year, though he is not strong on apostrophes, and he certainly possesses the gift of writing an interesting letter.
Jonathan Burge took him up bebind, telling him to "hold on tight"; and instead of bursting out into wild accusing apostrophes to God and destiny, he is resolving, as he now walks homewards under the solemn starlight, to repress his sadness, to be less bent on having his own will, and to live more for others, as Dinah does.
My emotions expressed themselves in pathetic apostrophes, which I was just self-possessed enough to couple, in the hearing of other people, with the name of "Lady Glyde.
Inevitably, he had a vast deal to say about women, and he used frequently to indulge in sentimental and ironical apostrophes to these authors of his joys and woes.
Each time I see it, I fight the urge to stop the car, take a pen, and draw an apostrophe above the "you're".
Harry Potter star Emma Watson showed off a tattoo reading "Times Up" and was ridiculed for missing out the apostrophe.
CEEED would have been an e too far, however, so, in their wisdom, the marketing people decided to drop the final e and replace it with an apostrophe.
apparently straightforward trope of apostrophe simply loses its
With yourself being an intellectual chap and knowing all about the English language and such, in order to write your column, I wondered if it would be possible for you, or readers, to sort out the problems I have with the good old English apostrophe.
Even when a singular noun ends in s, an apostrophe and an "s" is not the way to go.
As a journalist I am a stickler for the correct grammar and it's important that the apostrophe is in the right place.
There is never any reason to place an apostrophe before the letter "s" unless it's a possessive noun or a contraction.