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a·pos·tro·phe1

apostrophe1

 
pronunciation:
pa str fi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a punctuation mark ('). It is used to show where one or more letters or numbers have been left out. "Wouldn't" for "would not" and "'87" for "1987" use apostrophes this way.
definition 2: this mark used to show possession. "Susan's clothes" and "citizens' rights" use apostrophes this way.
definition 3: this mark used in plurals of letters or numbers. An example of this use is "You forgot to cross your t's."
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