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Grammar Police
by Anonymous
January 22, 2013 at 8:54 PM
I was under the impression that the apostrophe was to take the place of missing letters. So why is correct to say "Donald's boat"?

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  • KairisMama
    January 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM
    It's a possessive noun. Donald possesses the boat.
  • pudgepocalypse
    January 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM
    Because it belongs to Donald. The apostrophe in that shows that it is possessive.
  • brittany208
    January 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    It is also to show possession. Brad's room. Nolan's toy. Nathan's shirt.

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    January 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM
    O.o
  • Pnukey
    by Pnukey
    January 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Apostrophes also show possession. The boat belongs to Donald, so the apostrophe is necessary.

    The thing people usually do wrong is use an apostrophe to show plural, which usually only needs an s.

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    January 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM
    Thank you ladies!
  • butterflyblue19
    January 22, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    apostrophe s is singular,S apostophe is plural

    Mary's car   The Smiths' house

  • mich.el.le
    January 22, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    They take the place of missing letters and show possession.

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    January 22, 2013 at 9:03 PM
    How would that look?


    Quoting Pnukey:

    Apostrophes also show possession. The boat belongs to Donald, so the apostrophe is necessary.

    The thing people usually do wrong is use an apostrophe to show plural, which usually only needs an s.


  • calvinsmommy18
    January 22, 2013 at 9:05 PM

     because its possessive..... the apostrophe takes the place of a missing letter when you combine two words also....like Can+ Not makes Can't

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