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Apostrophe #1

Goku99821

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An apostrophe (') is a symbol used in English when combining two words together. The apostrophe is located where the missing letter should have been in the combined words. Examples include:
1) wasn't (was not) - the apostrophe is located where the o has gone missing.
2) hasn't (has not)

Many combined words are used with the phrase not and so an easy way to remember where to put the apostrophe is where the o should have (should've) been. But this will not always be the case, in some scenarios there will be more than one letter missing and so you would place it where the missing letters used to be (they will be next to one another).
 

Zirkon Kalti

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Sometimes, it must be used in sentence because it is the correct way of writing, for example, he wasn't in is correct but it is wrong to write he was not in.
 
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