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Exercises on Apostrophe-´s (Editable with Key)
Level: elementary
Age: 8-14
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Possessives: Apostrophe only vs. Apostrophe plus "s" (KEY INCLUDED)
Level: advanced
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 508

PUNCTUATION 002 The Apostrophe & Possession
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
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Possessives (Pronouns, Adjectives, apostrophe s)
Level: elementary
Age: 11-17
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Possessive case s´ and ´s
Level: intermediate
Age: 9-17
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Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 373


Use of apostrophe

An apostrophe is like a raised comma. We place it above the line of writing.

    The boy's book is on the shelf.
We use an apostrophe for two purposes:
1. to show belonging or possession.
eg. the book belongs to the boy - The boy's book
2. to fill in for missing letters.(contractions)
eg. I am - I'm
Activity One:
Fill in the blanks using words with an apostrophe. The example shows you how:
The leaves belong to the tree. The tree's leaves were falling off.
1. The ball belonged to the children. The  ball was lost in the garden.
2. The pen belongs to the teacher. The  pen is lying on the floor.
3. The flower belonged to Emily.  flower was beautiful.
4. Tim had a house.  house was spacious.
5. Father had a hobby.  hobby was painting.
Activity Two:
Choose the right spelling for the contractions. Remember the apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters.
1. I (did not)  have a pencil yesterday.
2. (You are)  my best friend.
3. (He would)  often come to my garden.
4. (She is)  the most intelligent girl in her class.
5. We (can not)   miss our English lesson.
6.(I had)  not bought a house yet.
7. (We have)  to meet her tomorrow.
8. (I will)  give her a gift on her birthday.
9. You (will not)  tell her our secret.
10. I (would not) make such a mistake.