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Apostrophes

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alina wilson

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Apostrophes

Singular noun possession

For example: The dog's toy
Forming Possessives of Nouns
Possessive Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns includes:

yours
his
hers
ours
theirs
Apostrophes showing
Omission
If you leave letters out of words, then show you have left them out by putting an apostrophe instead.

I’m
- short for
I am
he’ll
- short for
he will
'60
short for
= 1960
you're
short for
= you are

DON'T
make these mistakes:
That tree has pretty leaves. Its leaves are pretty.

WOULD'VE


Two or more nouns possess
the same thing

For example: Nicole and Claire's
school project

Two or more nouns seperatley
possess something

For example: Nicole's and Claire's
school projects
Alina Wilson, Sean Chounlamany, Montez Barone
Apostrophes
Plural noun possession

For example: The dogs' toy
If the plural noun does not end in
s
, add an apostrophe plus
s
.
Example: The women's party
Forming Possessives of
Nouns
its*
it's is short for it is or it has

Example 1: It's one of the hardest cources in its history

Example 2: The shark chases it's pray through the ocean
Add an apostrophe plus an
s
to form the possessive of some indefinite pronouns
http://grammar.about.com/od/punctuationandmechanics/tp/GuideApostrophe.htm
http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/its_its.htm
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/words/apostrophe-american
Wrong:
Bill would of ate the pears.
Correct:
Bill would have ate the pears.

Apostrophes
Let's sum it UP!
What is an Apostrophe?

How do you use one?

Why are apostrophes
important?
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