Topic 3: Omission of Letters: Use an Apostrophe to Create Contractions
Contractions are the most common type of apostrophe that you will use in daily life (ex. I’m frustrated by autocorrect.). The apostrophe stands in for missing letters to allow you to shorten and combine common word sets. However, in academic writing, you avoid the use of contractions and spell everything out (ex. I am frustrated by autocorrect.). For this reason, you will need to be able to find contractions in your writing and write out the words in full.