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apostrophe1 British & World English

A punctuation mark (’) used to indicate either possession (e.g. Harry’s book; boys’ coats) or the omission of letters or numbers (e.g. can’t; he’s; 1 Jan. ’99)

apostrophe2 British & World English

An exclamatory passage in a speech or poem addressed to a person (typically one who is dead or absent) or thing (typically one that is personified)

greengrocer's apostrophe British & World English

An apostrophe placed incorrectly before the final ‘s’ of a plural noun (e.g. a kilo of potato’s)

greengrocers' apostrophe in greengrocer's apostrophe British & World English

An apostrophe placed incorrectly before the final ‘s’ of a plural noun (e.g. a kilo of potato’s)


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