My question is do you make a sentence a possessive by a punctuation Mark?

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    Very good edit @Andrew Leach
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I don't know if I fully understand your question... But I do know that an apostrophe shows possession as in the following:

Mark's backpack was full of paper.

In the above sentence, Mark possesses the backpack in context. The backpack is Mark's.

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    +1 for answering this person's question without stuffily suggesting that it be migrated to ELL, or blowing it away because it duplicates sixteen similar queries. Most ELU responders are civil, and some are actually nice. We're all learning this language.
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    Feb 17, 2016 at 17:17
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    -1 for answering a question that duplicates sixteen similar queries (and should be on ELL anyway). Feb 17, 2016 at 17:26

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