Apostrophes are great at standing in for missing letters, allowing us to shorten words. Paige and David discuss contractions and the Principle of Least Effort.
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Punctuation on Khan Academy: Punctuation is the collection of squiggles, dots, and lines that we use to separate sentences and their parts. Is a question mark punctuation? Yes, and so is an exclamation point!
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