Here are more situations involving the use of the apostrophe. Review them,
and incorporate them into your writing.
|had not = hadn’t||were not = weren’t||you would = you’d|
|would not = wouldn’t||I will = I’ll||was not = wasn’t|
There are three a’s in that word.
Mind your p’s and q’s.
You do not have to add an apostrophe to form the plural of capitalized
letters, numbers, or symbols.
We counted three Ts in that paragraph. (capitalized letters)
How many 8s (or eights) are in that column? (numbers)
Earl loves to use $s (or dollar signs) in his writing. (symbols)
The Class of ’18 = The Class of 2018
Let’s = Let us
Gregory’s = Gregory is or Gregory has
B.A.’s (or BAs) = Bachelors of Arts
M.A.’s (or MAs) = Masters of Arts
PhD.’s (or PhDs) = Doctors of Philosophy
P.A.’s (or PAs) = Physicians Assistants
not followed by a period. It is also acceptable to write the plural
without the period.
How many CD’s (or CDs) do you own?
How many different LSAT’s (or LSATs) has Bertha taken?