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Contractions and Possessives

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Scott MacPhee

on 29 November 2016

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Transcript of Contractions and Possessives

Contractions
Two words condensed to one:
do not - don't
let us - let's
where is - where's
Possessives
Contractions and Possessives
one apostrophe; two purposes
To whom does it belong?
Answer end in "s"
Answer doesn't end in "s"
Add an apostrophe and an "s"
Just add an apostrophe
Let's try some
Let's try some more
E.G. The shoes belong to the babies.... since "babies" ends in "s" --- the possessive becomes "the babies' shoes"
To whom does it belong?
Answer end in "s"
Answer doesn't end in "s"
Add an apostrophe and an "s"
Just add an apostrophe
Answers
Common Fail - Trying to use apostrophes to pluralize
Common Fail- Using wrong form of its/it's
Common Fail- your vs you're
Common Fail- missing apostrophe for possessive
Handout for this exercise
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