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Autumn Term 2
Transcript of Autumn Term 2
This apostrophe is used to show that something belongs to someone. It is usually added to the end of a word and followed by an -s.
An apostrophe is used in shortened forms of words to show that one or more letters have been missed out. These are usually shortened forms of auxiliary verbs.
-'s is added to the
end of singular words,
e.g. a baby
-'s is added to end of
plural words not ending
in -s, e.g children
An apostrophe alone ( ' ) is added to plural words ending in -s, e.g. Your grandparents are your parent
-s is added to the end of
names and singular words
ending in -s, e.g. Jame
car, the octopu
we are = we
we have = we
we would = we
Negative not becomes:
we are not = we are
it's = it is, e.g. It
a holiday today
its = belonging to it, e.g. The dog was scratching
1. Find one singular possessive apostrophe in your reading book.
2. Find one plural possessive
apostrophe in your reading book.
3. Find one contraction apostrophe in your reading book.
The English language contains many abbreviations, which are used to represent longer words or phrases.
You probably use '@' all the time and not
realise that it represents 'at' and of course common ones are UK = United Kingdom and Mr = Mister.
Task - Look through your reading book and see if you can find an abbreviation.
4. See if you can find some abbreviations