I'm currently composing a letter to a good friend of mine—using actual pen and paper—and I just realised, that I have absolutely no idea how to properly handle apostrophes in cursive script.
English, is in fact, a second language to me. My native tongue does not use apostrophes, at least not in a way I'm aware of. So I've never had to learn them properly.
There are two ways, as I see it, to handle this:
- 1) To simply write the word as a single word and stick an apostrophe in there, or;
- 2) To break the script and shove the apostrophe between them.
To better illustrate my question I've included an example of both options below, using the word "friend's". (I'd like to apologise beforehand for my terrible handwriting).
So, which way is the proper way to render this in English script?