Jennifer Runyon, one of the name committee's three staffers, says: "We don't debate the apostrophe."
Ruderman, citing family reasons, eventually returned, and Osberg, Larry Platt and his apostrophe were unceremoniously removed.
Then, not heeding Mrs. Hilary, I launched into an apostrophe.
Bobinette did not seem to understand one word of this apostrophe.
The following list is made up of plural nouns that do not end in "s." To form the possessive, add an apostrophe and "s."
The apostrophe is used to indicate that some letter or letters of a word are left out.
Page 96: An apostrophe was removed from the word "an'" in the phrase "I've found a ladder, an auld yin" (an old one).
The letter "s" is added, and the apostrophe is placed before it.
The place of the absent consonant is often supplied, indeed, in writing, by an apostrophe.
The apostrophe is used before the "s" of the plural when single letters are used as words.
mark indicating omitted letter, 1580s, from Middle French apostrophe, from Late Latin apostrophus, from Greek apostrophos (prosoidia) "(the accent of) turning away," thus, a mark showing where a letter has been omitted, from apostrephein "avert, turn away," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + strephein "to turn" (see strophe).
In English, the mark often represents loss of -e- in -es, possessive ending. It was being extended to all possessives, whether they ever had an -e- or not, by 18c. Greek also used this word for a "turning aside" of an orator in speech to address some individual, a sense first recorded in English 1530s.