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Apostrophes (Revision) 01
The girls and boys. In this case no apostrophes are needed.

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!

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  1. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The anger of Father would not .......
    Remember: put the apostrophe where a letter is omitted
  2. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The music belonging to Thomas.
    With names ending in '-s' add an apostrophe only
  3. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The breakfasts belonging to the men.
    If plural (men) doesn't end '-s', add 'apostrophe+s'
  4. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The sadness belonging to Shanya should not .......
    Emotions, people and actions 'belong' too!
  5. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The rucksacks belonging to the girls.
    Rucksacks belonging to more than one girl, so girls'
  6. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The book belonging to James.
    With names ending in '-s' add an apostrophe only
  7. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The cards belonging to the children.
    If plural (children) doesn't end '-s', add 'apostrophe+s'
  8. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The rays belonging to the sun (= it).
    Remember: its = belonging to it; it's = it is
  9. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The rucksack belonging to the girl.
    Rucksack belonging to one girl, so girl's
  10. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
    The paws belonging to the dogs did not .......
    More than one dog so dogs'

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