Noun (plural apostrophes)
In "He's late", the apostrophe is used to shorten "he is" to "he's"
Emshweni "He's late" isimeli-nobumba sisetshenziselwa ukunqamulela amagama "he is" bese kubhalwa "he's"
In "The girl's computer", the apostrophe followed by "s" is used to indicate that the computer belongs to the girl
Emshweni "The girl's computer" isimeli-nobumba esilandelwa u-"s" sisetshenzisiwe ukukhombisa ukuthi ikhompyutha ngeyentombazane
in English, the punctuation mark ' used to show that one or more letters or numbers have been left out or to show possession