Closing of the eyes in response to irritation of the conjunctiva.
How To Use Common Punctuation MarksA discussion of each mark follows, in alphabetical order by name of mark. Also includes how to divide words; use of numerals/numbers; possessives; and common errors in punctuation. Apostrophe (‘) is used to indicate possession, contractions, and plurals. Possession: The possessive form of singular nouns ends in ‘s, including nouns ending in s, x, z, ch, or sh. For example: a dog’s life, a lass’s smile. The apostrophe …
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