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Apostrophes (Revision) 01
The girls and boys. In this case no apostrophes are needed. (Photo courtesy of epSos.de at Flickr.)

Apostrophes (Revision) 01

Apostrophes are used for omission or possession. An example of omission is I'm - which is an abbreviation of I am. An example of possession is Sarah's car - the car belongs to Sarah, therefore an apostrophe is required.

Here are some revision questions to help you to learn and practise using apostrophes!

Select the correct answer for each of the following sentences.
  1. The breakfasts belonging to the men.
  2. The cards belonging to the children.
  3. The music belonging to Thomas.
  4. The book belonging to James.
  5. The rucksacks belonging to the girls.
  6. The rucksack belonging to the girl.
  7. The rays belonging to the sun (= it).
  8. The sadness belonging to Shanya should not .......
  9. The anger of Father would not .......
  10. The paws belonging to the dogs did not .......

Author: Sue Daish

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