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 Apostrophe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Bernard Shaw, a proponent of English spelling reform on phonetic principles, argued that the apostrophe was mostly redundant.
The apostrophe represents sounds similar to the glottal stop in the Turkic languages and in romanizations of Arabic.
Some languages use the apostrophe to separate the root of a word from its affixes, especially if the root is a foreign, unassimilated word.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apostrophe_(mark)   (4572 words)

 Languagegeek Typography — Apostrophes
Marking this elision is important because it shows that the following consonant is to be pronounced voiceless.
The apostrophe can also be used in a digraph or trigraph (a single sound written with more than one letter).
In Yup’ik, the apostrophe represents a doubling of the preceding consonant, thus Yup’ik is pronounced [jupːik].
www.languagegeek.com /typography/apostrophes.html   (2074 words)

 Halfbakery: Plural Apostrophe
If adding an apostrophe makes the meaning significantly clearer, whether or not some "rule" says it's proper, then by fundamental rule #1 the apostrophe should be used.
I don't mean to beat a dead horse here, but I thought using the apostrophe for plurals was correct where the apostrophe indicates an ellipsis and that these numbers in MP3 and 90's constitute ellipses because they're digits, not spelled out renderings of numbers.
"Apostrophes appearing where they ought not to be or missing from where they ought to be are devastating shibboleths in the view of many Standard users, who will penalize the perpetrators mercilessly for them regardless of whether haste, inadvertence, or ignorance caused the outrage against convention.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Plural_20Apostrophe   (848 words)

 Punctuation Marks: EnchantedLearning.com
Punctuation marks are symbols that are used to aid the clarity and comprehension of written language.
An apostrophe is used as a substitute for a missing letter or letters in a word (as in the contraction cannot = can't), to show the possesive case (Jane's room), and in the plural of letters, numbers and abbbreviations (A's).
Quotation marks are used at the beginning and end of a phrase to show that it is being written exactly as it was originally said or or written.
www.enchantedlearning.com /grammar/punctuation   (707 words)

 The apostrophe is the modern day Shibboleth [dive into mark]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As such, it fails to capture the notion that using apostrophe as a plural marker in English is strongly marked for illiteracy.
It’s governed by the same rule that makes 80’s and 90’s correct — numerals and acronyms receive an apostrophe, largely because a string of capital letters and tall numerals followed by a lowercase s looks silly, and, even in all caps text, the S could easily be mistaken for a part of the acronym.
A case of this not involving plurals is the use of the apostrophe for the past tense.
diveintomark.org /archives/2004/06/02/apostrophe   (4089 words)

 Grave accent information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The grave accent marks the height or openness of the vowels e and o in several Romance languages.
When the accented character is unavailable, an apostrophe is used instead; this is particularly evident with the capitalised form È, a common beginning for a sentence yet absent from Italian keyboard layouts, which is almost always replaced with E'.
Accidental use of an apostrophe instead of a grave accent is one of the top five beginner mistakes in the language.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Grave_accent   (1285 words)

 Apostrophe and acute accent confusion
The apostrophe character 0x27 represents the single undirectional (vertical) quotation mark that serves on the common simple typewriter also as the apostrophe.
The apostrophe is in the new standard on E00 (left of the 1 key) and the number sign is on AltGr-N. The less-than and greater-than signs are now on AltGr-Y and AltGr-X. The circumflex is now on Alt-Gr-' and the vertical bar on AltGr-1.
This page explains why the ASCII apostrophe and grave accent should not be used as directional quotation marks, making clear that ISO 10646 is required for typographically correct encoding English text.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~mgk25/ucs/apostrophe.html   (1944 words)

 The great St. Marks/Mark’s punctuation debate solved
A stroll down the stretch of Eighth St. known as St. Mark’s Pl. in the East Village is an exercise in controlled and not-so-controlled excess, chaos and contradiction.
Apostrophe: The St. Mark’s Bookshop, left, and historic St. Mark’s Church, the latter after which the street is named.
First and foremost, the green street signs read “St Marks Pl” (without period or apostrophe), although the street is named for St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery (with period, apostrophe and two hyphens), which is neither on the present-day Bowery nor St. Mark’s Pl..
www.thevillager.com /villager_108/thegreatstmarksmarks.html   (940 words)

 Ch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The question mark in [i] serves to mark the sentence boundary, but at the same time it indicates that the sentence is a question; and the capital letter at the beginning of Frank indicates that this expression has the status of a proper name.
In [ii] the apostrophe marks the noun as genitive, while the exclamation mark combines the functions of marking the sentence boundary and indicating that the sentence has the status of an exclamation.
With the latter two the function of marking status is more important than that of marking a terminal boundary, and they are not constrained to occur at the end of a sentence; nevertheless, they are mutually exclusive with the terminal full stop, and hence form a natural group with it.
www-csli.stanford.edu /~nunberg/CGE.html   (16120 words)

 Grammar Guide
Use the apostrophe and the letter s to make plural numbers, letters, symbols, words used as terms, and abbreviations.
Then check that each one ends with an apostrophe in the right place: an apostrophe and -s for most singular nouns, including those that end in -s; an apostrophe and -s for plural nouns not ending in -s; and an apostrophe only for plural nouns ending in -s.
Check plural forms of numbers, letters and symbols to ensure the apostrophe is used correctly.
www.writingcenter.emory.edu /apostrophe2.html   (474 words)

 The apostrophe
A misplaced apostrophe can mark you out as having an incomplete grasp of the written language just as much as an error in spelling.
As a child at primary school I was told the apostrophe stood for the missing pronoun, so Fred's pencil would be an abbreviation for Fred his pencil.
The word preceding the apostrophe should be singular or plural according to the intention of the writer (examples: the solicitor's office; solicitors' offices).
www.dace.co.uk /apostrophe.htm   (1494 words)

 Ask SPOGG: the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This humble teardrop of a punctuation mark forms the bulk of the bestseller Eats Shoots and Leaves.
You can remember the first two by telling yourself, apostrophes are all about to have, and to have not.
There are no apostrophes in his or hers; there is simply no room on the towel.
spogg.org /content/apostrophe.htm   (500 words)

The fullstop is used to mark the end of a statement or a request.
The apostrophe mark is used to show ommission of letters, or to mark the possessive case in nouns.
The quotation mark is used when the exact words of the speaker are quoted or to mark off quotations or names of books.
www.nos.org /ENGlish10/e1h8.1.htm   (948 words)

 EditPros News / November 2001
The previous sentence contains three examples of an apostrophe used to create a contraction: it's, a contraction for it is. The apostrophe substitutes for the space between the words and for the letter i of is.
In descriptive phrases, an apostrophe is generally NOT used with a noun that is for someone or something, rather than of, or belonging to or occupied by something.
The final word on the apostrophe: its mark on the page may be small, but it's of large consequence to the careful writer.
www.editpros.com /news1101.html   (1469 words)

 The Apostrophe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Plurals formed with an s take an apostrophe after the s.
A few forms of the possessive have no apostrophe.
Never use an apostrophe to form a plural.
faculty.uccb.ns.ca /~tpettigr/apostrophe.htm   (94 words)

 The Apostrophe
In possessives, the placement of the apostrophe depends on whether the noun that shows possession is singular or plural.
However, if the word is pluralized without an s, the apostrophe comes before the s: He entered the men's room with an armload of children's clothing.
An apostrophe is also used to form some plurals, especially the plural of letters and digits.
grammar.ccc.commnet.edu /grammar/marks/apostrophe.htm   (379 words)

 Possessives, Contractions, and the Apostrophe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
he most ignored punctuation mark, yet one that causes many writers grief and professors' headaches, is the simple apostrophe.
For "it is," use "it's." For the possessive, use "its" without the apostrophe.
It may be best to omit apostrophes in such cases for the sake of simplicity.
writing2.richmond.edu /writing/wweb/possessive.html   (229 words)

 The Apostrophe
But do NOT use apostrophes for possessive pronouns or for noun plurals.
Apostrophes are used to form plurals of letters that appear in lowercase.
There is no need for apostrophes indicating a plural on capitalized letters, numbers, and symbols (though some editors, teachers, and professors still prefer them).
www.nationalpunctuationday.com /apostrophe.html   (364 words)

 Punctuation Made Simple: Guide to Apostrophes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
An apostrophe is a signal telling the reader that a word is either a possessive or a contraction.
The apostrophe in the contractions above tells the reader that you have omitted a letter or two from the word—the letter o in three of the cases above.
The apostrophe is also used to mark the possessive.
chuma.cas.usf.edu /~olson/pms/apostrophe.html   (466 words)

 Codefixer - The Apostrophe Bug
In an SQL statement text is enclosed by an apostrophe at the start and an apostrophe at the end.
To allow an apostrophe mark to be inserted into a database, simply double-up all occurences of the apostrophe mark.
SQL will see two apostrophes together and treat them as a single apostrophe and at the same time realise that this doesn't signify the end of the string.
www.codefixer.com /tutorials/apostrophe.asp   (354 words)

 PPT: Can't Find/Replace Quotation Marks or Apostrophe
When you attempt to find or replace quotation marks or apostrophes (or words that contain them) in PowerPoint, the search does not find any or all marks, even though they exist.
When you enter a quotation mark or apostrophe in the Find What box in the Find dialog box or the Replace dialog box, a standard quotation mark or apostrophe is entered rather than a curly quotation mark or apostrophe.
To enter curly or "smart" quotation marks or apostrophes you must turn on the Smart Quotes feature in PowerPoint.
support.microsoft.com /kb/90064   (299 words)

 ASCII and Unicode quotation marks
Since 0x60/0xB4 were defined to be accents by the modern standards, their symmetric shape got priority, except that this had not been fixed in the X fonts until 2004 (somewhat earlier in the versions that come with XFree86).
The characters 0x27 (apostrophe) and 0x22 (quotation mark) are often used to abbreviate minutes and seconds or feet and inches, which is yet another reason, why 0x27 should just be a single-stroke version of 0x22, and not a curly directional quotation mark.
Updated X Window System core BDF fonts have been available since 1998, in which the apostrophe and grave accent are now corrected, along with a number of other bugs.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~mgk25/ucs/quotes.html   (1715 words)

 Apostrophe Protection Society
The Apostrophe Protection Society was started in 2001 by John Richards, now its Chairman, with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language.
We are just reminding all writers of English text, whether on notices or in documents of any type, of the correct usage of the apostrophe should you wish to put right mistakes you may have inadvertently made.
Please place written examples of misuse of the apostrophe you have seen on our Message Board for discussion.
www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk   (375 words)

 Apostrophe == Question mark? « WordPress Support
After upgrading to 1.2 I noticed that most, if not all of my apostrophes have become question marks, most annoying and I dont have any idea on how to get them back.
Obviously I cannot convert all question marks to apostrophes by script or something because that would change everything.
So far I have tried chaning the encoding to ascii and I have tried searching the posts here but the only thing I found was about cutting and pasting sometimes causes that.
wordpress.org /support/topic/7766   (486 words)

 AskOxford: Punctuation
Commas used in pairs to mark an aside: But memories, she knew, must be painful for him.
The main role of the apostrophe is to show possession or association.
to mark the division of a word that has to be split at the end of a line in print.
www.askoxford.com /betterwriting/osa/punctuation   (433 words)

 Apostrophe « Tags « WordPress Support   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On the_title and apostrophe vs single right quotation mark html entities
Database error ONLY when there is apostrophe in post
I use apostrophes - unescaped characters in mail handling mechanisms
wordpress.org /tags/apostrophe   (82 words)

 This is a blog… - Blog Maverick
Mark, next time you are in Toronto, let's have a game of one-on-one.
Thank you Mark for bringing up a point of frustration for Mavs fans.
Mark Cuban your have turned my favorite organization(the mavs) into a team to watch and we mavs fan thank you for that.
www.blogmaverick.com /entry/1234000947066742   (2602 words)

 apostrophe - OneLook Dictionary Search
Apostrophe : Glossary of Literary Terms [home, info]
Apostrophe : Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples [home, info]
Phrases that include apostrophe: apostrophe figure of speech, courtesy apostrophe, figure of speech apostrophe, grocer's apostrophe, grocers' apostrophe, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=apostrophe   (363 words)

 Filing characters that are to be ignored
, including a bracket, apostrophe, quotation mark, and hyphens when an initial article that is to be ignored in filing is involved
no initial article, so quotation mark is not counted as a character to be ignored; "p" is first filing character
This chart is from Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Filing Indicators But Were Afraid to Ask.
www.library.yale.edu /cataloging/music/nonfilch.htm   (217 words)

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