John’s apple (the apple belonging to John)
Names and surnames that end in 's' are tricky. The basic rule is that ancient names (Moses, Jesus, etc.) do not take an 's' after an apostrophe (Jesus’ teachings). Modern names and surnames do (Jones, Williams → the Jones’s cat, the Williams’s car).
TVs (not TV's)
videos (not video’s)
DVDs (not DVD’s)
Apostrophes are also used to indicate where a letter (or letters) has been left out:
can’t, hasn’t, it’s, gov’t (for government), are just a few examples.
____________________________________________________________________________________________Website for supercorrect use of apostrophes: www.apostrophe.org.uk/
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