This section of Exploring English describes the English apostrophe - '.
The apostrophe is used to indicate the omission of letters in a contraction:
Used in the contraction of a number:
Used to indicate missing letters in dialect:
I'm not goin' 'cause she's rainin'.
Used to denote possession:
Note: Use its for the possessive, not it's.
See Single Quotation Mark
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