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Autumn Term 2

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Autumn Term 2
Week 6
Apostrophes

Showing
Possession
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.
Contracted
forms
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.
Your turn
-'s is added to the
end of singular words,
e.g. a baby
's
pushchair,
Hannah
's
book.
-'s is added to end of
plural words not ending
in -s, e.g children
's
games,
women
's
clothes.
An apostrophe alone ( ' ) is added to plural words ending in -s, e.g. Your grandparents are your parent
s'
parents.
-s is added to the end of
names and singular words
ending in -s, e.g. Jame
s's

car, the octopu
s's
tentacles.
we are = we
're
we have = we
've
we would = we
'd
Negative not becomes:
we are not = we are
n't
Remember
it's = it is, e.g. It
's
a holiday today
its = belonging to it, e.g. The dog was scratching
its
ear.
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.
Abbreviations
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
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