The apostrophe is an important punctuation mark in the English language which is often used incorrectly.
Here are some common incorrect usages of the apostrophe
- Your’s shoes are red.
- I went to their’s house.
- The book’s are on the table.
- The flower’s are in the vase.
The apostrophe has two distinct uses in English
Used to show possession:
Used to show contractions of words:
- Bat owned by Ravi – Ravi’s bat
- Doll owned by Sita – Sita’s doll
- It is so hot today – It’s so hot today
- I have not done my homework – I haven’t done my homework