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

Apostrophes (Because of Omission)

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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.

Have a go at this quiz and see how much you know on the subject.

1.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
They would.
Theyd
They'd
The'yld
They'ld
More ideas: i would = i'd / she would = she'd
2.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
It is.
It is
Its
It's
Its'
It's always = it is. Its = belonging to it
3.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
Does not.
Doesnot
Does'not
Does'nt
Doesn't
The apostrophe is not placed between the two words!
4.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
Would not.
Wouldnot
Would'not
Would'nt
Wouldn't
More ideas: can not = can't / could not = couldn't
5.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
They have.
Theyave
Theyh've
The'yve
They've
Two letters are omitted here: they have = they've
6.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
Are not.
Are'not
Arent
Are'nt
Aren't
Always place the apostrophe where the letter is omitted
7.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
Must not.
Mustnot
Mus'tnt
Must'nt
Mustn't
More ideas: has not = hasn't / is not = isn't
8.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
I have.
I'hve
Ive
I've
Iv'e
More ideas: you have = you've / we have = we've
9.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
Should not.
Shouldnot
Should'not
Should'nt
Shouldn't
Use the apostrophe only where the letters are omitted!
10.
Contract the following pair of words into one.
Who is.
Whois
Who's
Whos'
Whose
Who's = who is. Whose = belonging to whom
Author:  Sue Daish

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