The Mighty Apostrophe
How many a's in appaloosa? How many appaloosas are Mrs. G's?
Turtles vs. Appaloosas
Stop. Aren't we supposed to be learning about apostrophes and not about turtles' qualities? Why doesn't the previous paragraph contain any apostrophes and why is this paragraph full of 'em? Did you know a turtle's shell is just like your fingernail and that a turtle can feel it if you push on its shell?
Apostrophes can show a letter is missing, called contractions
Apostrophes can show possession - the tricky part involves an s.
If you have many of something (a plural noun) and all those things own something else, stick an apostrophe on the end.
However, if you have a plural word that doesn't end in s, you have to add both an apostrophe AND an s to make everything sound right.