Apostrophes can be used:|
When to Use ApostrophesThe rules on using apostrophes can be summarised:
The dog's toy
The dogs' kennel
A day's leave
2 days' notice
Mind your p's and q's.
Your 5's look like 6's.
The Most Common Mistake with ApostrophesWords that end in the letter s seem to attract apostrophes. The plural of words ending in vowels (e.g., video, patio) are extremely prone to this error.
Anteater's prefer termite's to ant's.
Pearl's melt in vinegar.
Hire two video's for the price of three. [correct the example]
(Do not add an apostrophe just because a word ends in 's'.)
Putting an apostrophe before the s in a plural word is a very common mistake and is considered a grammatical howler.
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