apostrophe

apostrophe noun ஓர் எழுத்தெச்சக் குறி

the sign (‘) that you use in writing

grammar

You use an apostrophe to show that you have left a letter out of a word or that a number is missing, for example in I’m (= I am) and ’05 (= 2005). You also use it to show that something belongs to somebody or something: the boy’s room. If the apostrophe comes after the letter s it shows that there is more than one person: the boys’ room (= a room which is shared by two or more boys).

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