A Question About Possession

Friday, April 28, 2006

Question:

I realize that this is a really dumb question, and I'm sure I do know the answer, but right now I'm having a bit of a mental block!

When I'm saying that something belongs to somebody, am I right in using an apostrophe?
Like this:
Erica slipped out from Franny's trembling hands.
or is it:
Erica slipped out from Frannys trembling hands?

Answer:

Yes, an apostrophe donates possession. It should not be used for plurals, or almost anything else. Except contractions.

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