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More Apostrophe Situations
Here are more situations involving the use of the apostrophe. Review them,

and incorporate them into your writing.

1 .Use an apostrophe in contractions (words that combine two words
into one).

had not = hadnt were not = werent you would = youd
would not = wouldnt I will = Ill was not = wasnt

2 .Form the plural of a lowercase letter by placing an s after the letter.

There are three as in that word.
Mind your ps and qs.

You do not have to add an apostrophe to form the plural of capitalized letters, numbers, or symbols.

We counted three Ts in that paragraph. (capitalized letters)
How many 8s (or eights) are in that column? (numbers)
Earl loves to use $s (or dollar signs) in his writing. (symbols)

3 .Use an apostrophe to show where the letter(s) is left out in a word
or number.

The Class of 18 = The Class of 2018
Lets = Let us Gregorys = Gregory is or Gregory has

4 .Use an apostrophe to form the plural of an abbreviation that ends with
a period.

B.A.s (or BAs) = Bachelors of Arts
M.A.s (or MAs) = Masters of Arts
PhD.s (or PhDs) = Doctors of Philosophy
P.A.s (or PAs) = Physicians Assistants

5 .Use an apostrophe to form the plural of an abbreviation that is
not followed by a period. It is also acceptable to write the plural
without the period.

How many CDs (or CDs) do you own?
How many different LSATs (or LSATs) has Bertha taken?



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