When to Use Apostrophes

Apostrophes are used to show possession and omissions in contractions. An apostrophe is also used when referring to the plural form of a lowercase letter.

  • Example: Matthew’s coat was very warm. (Possession)
  • Example: I couldn’t care less. (Omission in a contraction)
  • Example: The book contained a printing error that turned all its h’s into b’s. (Plural form of a lowercase letter) 
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