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- ’ (apostrophe) or ‛ (leading apostrophe)
- ‘ or ’ (both the opening and closing single quotation marks)
- ˈ (IPA primary stress)
- ʼ (IPA diacritic for ejective consonant)
- ׳ (Hebrew geresh)
- ʻ (Hawaiian okina).
- (mathematics) ′ (prime symbol)
- ' (foot length unit symbol)
- Possessive marker sometimes used on singular nouns (names) which end in s, indicating than an object belongs to the noun bearing the marker.
- Jesus' disciples
- Chris' cake recipe
- Traditionally, the possessives of classical and Biblical names ending in s, such as Archimedes and Jesus, were written without a final “s”, i.e. the possessives were formed using bare '.
- Archimedes’ Principle (the principle of Archimedes)
- Jesus’ disciples (the disciples of Jesus)
- This is to be distinguished from s': the teachers' faces = the faces of the teachers, plural.
- In modern English, this practice may be extended to all names ending in s, i.e. both "Chris' recipe" and "Chris's recipe" may be found:
- See also -'s.
- Put before the declension suffix of a foreign name, if the preceding letter is silent.
' upper case (lower case ')
- The first letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is followed by B.
- Rarely used in initial position.