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What punctuation mark is used in a contraction?

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July 20, 2017 10:26AM

An apostrophe (') is used at the point where letters are removed from a contraction. For example the word "can't" - the apostrophe is placed in the word to take the place of the second n and the o from the word "not," since "can't" is contraction of "cannot."