1-A punctuation mark used by morons and idiots to pluralize words or to conjugate verbs in the third-person singular form.

2-A punctuation mark used to show possession of something.

3-Shows omission of one or more letters within a contraction
4-(American system) Used to set aside quotations within quotations.
1-He want's to see his parent's.

2-"Bob's X"==the X belonging to Bob.

3-couldn't, they're, he'll, I'm, you'd

4-Then, Mark said, "Dude, I hate to tell you, but Sheila said 'I wouldn't go out with him if he were the last man on earth.' Tough break, man."
by Zalis August 17, 2004

20 Words Related to '

The apostrophe can:

1) substitute for a word/space in a contraction.

2) show possession when placed at the end of a word and followed by 's', save for words that end in 's' or the word 'its'.

3) be used instead of a 'g' in the progressive tense (is doing, was doing, etc.).
1) He's climbing pretty rapidly.

2) Stephanie's shorts were too small, but nobody complained.

3) I'm checkin' e-mail.
by Diggity Monkeez January 24, 2005

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