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Definición de “apostrophe” en inglés

apostrophe

noun [C]     /əˈpɒs.trə.fi/ US  /-ˈpɑː.strə-/
B2 the symbol ’ used in writing to show when a letter or a number has been left out, as in I'm (= I am) or '85 (= 1985), or that is used before or after s to show possession, as in Helen's house or babies' hands: "It's" with an apostrophe means "it is" or "it has".Punctuation sometimes used before s to show the plural of a number or a letter: There are two p's in "supper".Punctuation Gramática:Apostrophe (’)See moreGramática:Apostrophe to show two words have been connected (contraction)We sometimes connect two words to make one shorter word. We use an apostrophe to show that we have left out one or more letters:See moreGramática:Apostrophe + s to show possessionWhen we show who owns something or has a close relationship with something, we use an apostrophe + s after the name or the noun. When the noun is plural, we put the apostrophe after the s:See moreGramática:Apostrophe with timeWe can use an apostrophe + s to show duration. When the time noun is plural, the apostrophe comes after the s:See moreGramática:Apostrophe: typical errorSee moreGramática:Possessive ’sWe use apostrophe s (’s), also called possessive ’s, as a determiner to show that something belongs to someone or something:See moreGramática:Possessives with ofSee moreGramática:’s or of or either?There are some general rules about when to use ’s and when to use of but there are many cases where both are possible:See moreGramática:Possession: typical errorsSee more
(Definition of apostrophe noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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