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How to use apostrophes in English

Apostrophes are confusing!  These small punctuation marks - ' - are often used incorrectly. People often make apostrophe mistakes in emails, and even on the signs of shops! (You would think that someone would notice before the sign was printed and put up!) Even if you are understood, mistakes in this area make your writing look unprofessional.

Jade's telling you that using apostrophes is actually easy and straightforward in most of the situations you are ever likely to use them. In this English lesson, Jade explains the simple and essential uses of the apostrophe to show possession. Later, she tells you the advanced uses of the apostrophe. Watch this writing lesson, and you can be sure that you're using apostrophes in the correct way.

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