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Apostrophe

apostrof, apostrophe, Apostroph

Apostrophes are often used wrongly by Dutch native speakers. In English we do not use an apostrophe to mark the plural of an abbreviation or acronym, for example, or a plural of a word ending in a vowel. We use them for the possessive.

Last modified:15 September 2017 9.00 p.m.