Apostrophes (To Show Possession) 01
The dog's kennel. Use apostrophes in this way to denote a kennel belonging to a dog.

Apostrophes (To Show Possession) 01

The apostrophe of possession shows 'belonging', e.g. the house belonging to Ryan = Ryan's house. Use this to shorten phrases; just add -'s to most singular nouns.

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  1. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Belonging to it.
    No apostrophe needed. Remember it's = it is
  2. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Belonging to Birmingham.
    More examples: Brighton's / London's / Truro's
  3. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Belonging to the boy.
    More examples: belonging to the man = man's
  4. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Belonging to Jack.
    More examples: Julie's / Ben's / Samir's / Chang's
  5. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The book belonging to Mark.
    More examples: Peter's bag / Anna's pen
  6. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The milk belonging to the cat.
    More examples: the dog's bone / the bird's nest
  7. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Belonging to the dog.
    Dogs' means belonging to more than one dog
  8. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The shopping basket belonging to Mum.
    More examples: Uncle Jim's paper / Elke's watch
  9. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    Belonging to whom?
    No apostrophe. Remember: who's = who is!
  10. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
    The car belonging to the manager.
    Examples: the sales assistant's tea / the cook's cup

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