Notes on the English language.
Using an apostrophe
' together with the letter
s indicates posession.
A singular noun will use the apostrophe before the
s, whereas it comes after in the plural version:
Susan owns a hat. It is Susan's hat.
The family Scott owns this house. It's the Scotts' house.
Nouns that are always plural use the apostrophe before the
These children's scores are the highest in the nation.
Possessive pronouns do not have an apostrophe:
It's just the dog eating its bone.
- Antagonism: opposing actions or a struggle against an opposition
- Anachronism: a practice or person out of chronological place or order
- Amelioration: To improve a situation
- Patronization: To support but also to act superior
- Efficacy: The power to produce a desired effect
- Efficiency: The quality of a produced effect
- Complacency: A feeling of self-satisfaction coupled with the unawareness of danger
- Hubris: Overestimation of one's capabilities
- Entropy: A meassure of the disorder in a closed system
- Ephemeral: Lasting only for a short time
- Lucid Dream: A dream that can be influenced