Is an apostrophe mandatory in contractions?

Answer According to the Keables Guide to Writing from the Iolani School, contractions like "it's" for "it is" require and apostrophe. Otherwise, they may be mistaken for plurals and possessives like "its"... Read More »

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Contractions are intermittent painless uterine contractions that are not true labor pains?

If you are 38 weeks and have been having irregular contractions 10-15 mins apart from 730 last night to 2pm today - part of mucus plug lost but no blood these are painful contractions - is it time?

AnswerYou should call your doctor ASAP!! Good luck and God Bless:)

Is the use of an apostrophe for possession?

Apostrophes often indicate a possessive noun. For example, "Sarah's candy" shows that Sarah owns the candy. Apostrophes are also used in contractions to indicate the omission of letters. For exampl... Read More »

What is correct use of the apostrophe?

Apostrophes should be used for three reasons only, according to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab: to indicate possession, to indicate letter omission in a contraction, and for certain plura... Read More »