How do you use apostrophes correctly?

The apostrophe – one of the most notoriously misused punctuation marks. Misplacing or omitting an apostrophe can make a big difference to the meaning of a sentence. You probably learnt where and when they should be used in school, but judging by the amount they are flung about it would be fair to say a lot of people have forgotten the rules of use.

Learning the rules won’t take you long, and will make your writing more clear and professional. Nothing can demean a piece of work/correspondence quicker than a silly grammatical error, so don’t let it bring your writing down. Take a look at this simple infographic for tips on when and where an apostrophe should be used.

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by Eilidh