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Chapter 28. Mark Me: Punctuation > A Triple Threat: The Apostrophe - Pg. 331

Mark Me: Punctuation 331 · Use brackets and the abbreviation sic to acknowledge an error that originated in quoted material. Example: Thomas Paine said, "These are the times that try mens [sic] souls." A Triple Threat: The Apostrophe The apostrophe (') is used three ways: to show possession (ownership), to show plural forms, and to show contractions (where a letter or number has been omitted). Use an Apostrophe to Show Possession Here's how to use the apostrophe, the little comma that hangs in the air: · With singular nouns not ending in s, add an apostrophe and an s . Examples: Nancy, Nancy's nose · With singular nouns ending in s, add an apostrophe and an s . Examples: Rozakis, Rozakis's nose, Charles, Charles's car Write Angles