Here’s an easy way to remember how to use the apostrophe for possession and contractions.
Never use an apostrophe to indicate a plural. Just. Don’t. Do. It.
An apostrophe indicates possession… except for “its.” “It’s” means “it is.” (Hey, there’s always an exception.)
Or put another way:
Now you’ll never forget!
Ummm, I’m confused. In one line, you say to use an apostrophe for possession and in another you say don’t do it.
Thanks for pointing that out, Lisa! Of course, I meant never use the apostrophe to make something plural. Oy.
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Great lesson here…would love to hear some more editing tips from you…