been searching for a while now so: When omitting parts of words with an apostrophe, do it have to be enclosed by the word?
A good example that helped me answer a few of my own questions was: Using apostrophe when abbreviating "recommendations" as "reco's". Let me use that as an example: Can I simply write ''recommendations'' as reco' and not enclose it like reco's. Similar examples would be, from Wikipedia, spelling fo’c’s’le, contracted from the nautical term forecastle, can I simply spell it forecas' then move on in the sentence? Doesn't that also cause the word to be possessive, because of the S?
Is there any rule to this or can I also do it with any-thing, like:
Have you seen my guitar amp'
Have you seen my guitar amp'r
What about simpler words, spyin' or shootin' and so on?