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Rule "redundant apostrophe"

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Description: redundant apostrophe
Message: It seems that one apostrophe is unnecessary.
Category: Typography (ID: TYPOGRAPHY)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/punctuation-guide/#what-is-an-apostrophe
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Tom''s new girlfriend is very beautiful.
    Correction suggestion: Tom's
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I’m getting `403`'s on both `POST`'s.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DOUBLE_APOSTROPHE [3]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-18 20:33:03 +0000)