Syllable Count

Does the number of syllables in a word determine the use of apostrophewhat are syllables?

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2009-06-07 10:59:16

Syllables are the 'beats' in a word, e.g. 'chair' has one

syllable but 'ta-ble' has two. Try clapping as you say a word - the

number of claps is equal to the number of syllables. The number of

syllables has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the use of

apostrophes - that is determined by factors such as whether a noun

is singular or plural, and whether it ends in an 's'.

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