Apostrophes (Because of Omission) 01
It's an apple. This is the correct use of an apostrophe - it's means the same as it is.

Apostrophes (Because of Omission) 01

Apostrophes because of omission are used when two words are contracted into one, for example: it's for it is. The apostrophe here is termed the 'apostrophe of omission' as it shows that 'i' has been omitted.

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  1. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    They would.
    More ideas: i would = i'd / she would = she'd
  2. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    I have.
    More ideas: you have = you've / we have = we've
  3. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    Are not.
    Always place the apostrophe where the letter is omitted
  4. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    They have.
    Two letters are omitted here: they have = they've
  5. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    Should not.
    Use the apostrophe only where the letters are omitted!
  6. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    Must not.
    More ideas: has not = hasn't / is not = isn't
  7. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    Does not.
    The apostrophe is not placed between the two words!
  8. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    Would not.
    More ideas: can not = can't / could not = couldn't
  9. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    It is.
    It's always = it is. Its = belonging to it
  10. Contract the following pair of words into one.
    Who is.
    Who's = who is. Whose = belonging to whom

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