As I understand it, apostrophes are used to show where a letter/letters are missing (e.g. shouldn't-> should not, hadn't-> had not).
So when I abbreviate "little", is it correct to write:
(with an apostrophe at the end for the missing "e")
I believe it is usually written
(without the apostrophe)
But if we're leaving out the last apostrophe, can we leave out the middle one too, to give us: