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The apostrophe is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritic mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet or certain other alphabets.
If the word in use is in plural (meaning more than one), don't use an apostrophe.
However, the previous rule has two exceptions.
Is it a number or abbreviation? For example:
If the word is in use is indicating possession (meaning to own something), then use an apostrophe.
But be careful! Is it a plural AND possessive?
However, the previous rule also has an exception.
If the word in use is a contraction, then use an apostrophe.
If you are trying to say "it is" (or "it has"), then use an apostrophe.
If you are using "its" to indicate possession, then don't use an apostrophe.
If it is a possessive name ending in "s", then you can use either an apostrophe and "s" after the name or only the apostrophe after the "s" in the name.
If it is a possessive and plural name, then use the apostrophe after the "s".
Note that most apostrophes are used for possessive nouns.
So if a noun owns something, use an apostrophe.
Or use it for contractions.
And if it's plural, don't use an apostrophe.
If you are in doubt, avoid using an apostrophe.