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Chapter 28. Mark Me: Punctuation > A Triple Threat: The Apostrophe - Pg. 332

Mark Me: Punctuation 332 Use an Apostrophe to Show Contractions Word Watch Contractions are two words combined. When you contract words, add an apostrophe in the space where the letters have been taken out, as in does + not = doesn't. · Use an apostrophe to show letters have been left out of contractions . Examples: did not, didn't, she will, she'll · Use an apostrophe to show numbers have been left out of a date. Examples: the '60s, the '90s The Least You Need to Know · Between sentences, the most common mark of punctuation is the period; within sentences, the most com- mon mark is the comma.