Definition of 'apostrophe'
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Example sentences containing 'apostrophe'
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Then the penny drops: the apostrophe has gone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I shall forgive them the missing apostrophe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They spend up to 14 years at school and emerge unable to put an apostrophe in the right place. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And if the heath no longer belongs to the king at all, does it actually require a possessive apostrophe? Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'apostrophe'
British English: apostrophe /əˈpɒstrəfɪ/ NOUN
An apostrophe is the mark (') that shows that one or more letters have been removed from a word, as in `isn't'. It is also added to nouns to show possession, as in `the girl's doll'.
- American English: apostrophe
- Arabic: عَلامَة تُدِلُّ عَلَى حَذْف حَرْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: apóstrofo
- Chinese: 撇号
- Croatian: apostrof
- Czech: apostrof
- Danish: apostrof
- Dutch: apostrof
- European Spanish: apóstrofo
- Finnish: heittomerkki
- French: apostrophe
- German: Apostroph
- Greek: απόστροφος
- Italian: apostrofo
- Japanese: アポストロフィ
- Korean: 아포스트로피
- Norwegian: apostrof
- Polish: apostrof
- European Portuguese: apóstrofo
- Romanian: apostrof
- Russian: апостроф
- Spanish: apóstrofe
- Swedish: apostrof
- Thai: เครื่องหมายวรรคตอน
- Turkish: kesme imi
- Ukrainian: апостроф
- Vietnamese: dấu móc lửng
Definition of apostrophe from the Collins English Dictionary
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