Punctuation Part III

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G.     Apostrophes ( ‘ )
The Apostrophes is used:
(1)   to show ownership or relationship,
(2)   to show where letters have been omitted in a contraction, and
(3)   to form the plurals or number s and letters.
1.    The possessive case
The possessive case of  a word shows ownership or relationship
a.    To form the possessive case of a singular noun, add an apostrophe and an s.
·      John’s desk.
·      A boy’s cap.
·      The baby’s toy.
·      Student’s book.

b.    To form the possessive case of a plural noun not ending in s, add an apostrophe and an s.
·      Mice’s tracks.
·      Children’s choir.
c.    To form the possessive case of a plural noun ending in s, add only the apostrophe.
·      Cats’ basket
·      The Carsons’ bungalow
2.    Contraction
A contraction is a word made by combining two words and omitting some letters. An apostrophes take the place of the letters that are left out.
·      There is       : there’s
·      We are        : we’re
·      They have   : they’ve
·      Is not           : isn’t
When n’t is added to  shall, will, or can, the spelling of the verb changes.
·      Shall not      : shan’t
·      Will not       : won’t
·      Can not       : can’t

H.     Hyphens ( - )
The hypens is used :
(1)   to indicated that a word has been broken at the end of a line, and
(2)   to show that two or more words are being used together as one.
If there is not room for a whole word at the end of the line, you may divide it with a hyphens.
Dividing words at the end of a line, however, should be avoided as much as possible.
1.      Use a hyphen to divide a word at the end of a line
In my opinion, this salad needs cu-cumber.
2.      Use a hyphen with compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine and with fractions used as adjectives
There are twenty-nine days in February.

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