Cheat sheet for homonyms

While an apostrophe usually shows possession making it seem logical that if something belonged to it that it would be spelled it’s. HOWEVER it’s not the case, so I’ve come up with an easy way to remember which way is right. An apostrophe also combines 2 words.

So, if you can say it is.. and the sentence makes sense, it gets an apostrophe.

I know it’s hard… = I know it is hard. CORRECT!
The bottle was on it’s side. = The bottle was on it is side. WRONG.

I have problems with this one. Of course, I also answered on a test that the contraction for ‘will not’ was ‘willn’t’ (logically speaking it should be). Grammar is not my friend.  😦

Hope this helps!



Published by: Kawanee Hamilton

Kawanee was born in Alexandria Louisiana but her first real memories are of Russellville Arkansas. She's always loved to read, and has always had an vivid imagination. She grew up in a house where almost everyone read, they didn't need a TV although she could still be found planted on her butt in front of her grandma's TV watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. She made up her first story with her mother when her cat died; it was about where pets go when they die. She continued to create stories from bad dreams she had and her dad would help her change nightmares to stories. They would sit up in a chair until the scary went away. He told her that: "Dreams, good or bad, are just stories your mind makes up. You are the author of your dreams; if you don't like them rewrite them. " She was hooked and has continued to read and write stories drawing from dreams, sights and just pure imagination. She just recently decided she'd like to try and get published and fail than wonder what if. Her story continues but where it goes from here is up to you, the Reader... She hopes you'll join her in finding out where her journey goes from here!

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