chapter  1
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Apostrophe (’)

Always use an apostrophe and an s to mark a possessive. Beware of the ambiguity created by the omission of both:

If the noun you wish to make a possessive already ends with an s, you have the option of adding just an apostrophe, or an apostrophe and an s:

But preferably re-write the statement to remove the awkward grouping of letters:

Just a reminder: its is the possessive form of it. No apostrophe is needed. It’s is a contracted form of it is. See section 1.4 for advice against using contractions.