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Daily Writing Tips: Possession —Demon or Punctuation?

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This punctuation mistake makes me cringe when I see it on signs—an apostrophe is NOT decoration!  An apostrophe shows possession or abbreviation. In the case of possession, the apostrophe comes before the ‘s’ at the end of the word (the boy’s wagon). If there is more than one boy who owns the wagon, the apostrophe comes after (the boys’ wagon). 


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