Where and when to use an apostrophe correctly in a sentence?
We use apostrophe (‘) is to indicate the missing letter or letters from a word, to make possessive of a noun or pronoun, or to indicate a plural form of lowercase letters.
Different uses of apostrophe:
Apostrophe is used commonly for reductions e.g. can’t for cannot or she’ll for she will. Look at examples: She’ll come to school next Sunday. I can’t wait more for you.
We use it for time; O’clock for of the clock.
It’s one of the common use is for possession case of a noun/pronoun e.g. Ali’s pen is red or dog’s tail is to feet long.
When a Possessive pronoun ends with ‘s’ (plural and singular both) then we place an apostrophe after ‘s’ e.g. Shopkeepers’s reservations were killed by local police officer.
We also use it for the names of houses and shops when they are derived by owners’ name e.g. I am going to baker’s or I am going to my aunt’s.
Some more examples and use of apostrophe in sentences:
- I’ve taken my lunch.
- We’ll see you at 9 o’clock.
- It’s time to visit Faisal mosque.
- The woman’s speech bored me.
- He wasn’t the only man who passed the exam.
- Jam’s kite fall down.
- Five students were told to mind their b’s and d’s.