Using apostrophes to show possession
When do we need to use apostrophes and why does the apostrophe sometimes come after the ‘s’ and sometimes before it? Using apostrophes to show possession or ownership is essential in written English to clarify meaning. All possessives, except for the word ‘its’, need an apostrophe and an ‘s’ at the end. Sometimes the concept of ownership is easy to work out; at other times it’s not so straightforward.