You know what’s become a modern-day epidemic? Bad grammar.
Today’s blog post will focus on the confusing apostrophe.
When to use it?
Possession: When we are trying to indicate something belongs to someone, we need to use the apostrophe followed by the letter s.
Those are Bonnie’s shoes.
Please don’t move my cat’s pillow.
Note: The possession rule with pronouns followed by a noun is different. They are:
I’ll try my best to explain this to you. I’ll = I will
I didn’t know that. Didn’t = did not.
Possession vs. Plural: Use the apostrophe when indicating the possessive. Do not use the apostrophe when indicating only the plural.
Kids really love trick-or-treating on Halloween. (Plural)
Someone stole that kid’s bike. (Possession)
I love cuddling my cats. (Plural)
My cats’ purring really calms me down. (Plural and possessive)
Shout out to Dave, one of my followers, for the idea.