Apostrophe -- Contractions


When two words join together and a letter is dropped [omitted], an apostrophe is used to fill in for a dropped letter, as exampled below:

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Did you know? The contraction o'clock is required for writing (replacing the archaic expression of the clock).


[source: www.whitesmoke.com / 31-Mar-09]
[table source: www.dreaded-apostrophe.com / 31-Mar-09]

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