Grade 2 Language - Apostrophes
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Grade 2 Language - Apostrophes

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Apostrophes are used when shortening words. For example, 'I will not - I won't'. When we talk, we often use contractions, so it's also a good idea to learn how to write them properly.

1.
Write the word below in its contracted form.
Cannot
Cann't
C'not
C'nt
Can't
Learn this contraction - it is often written wrongly. Cannot can also be written as can not, but cannot is better
2.
Write the words below in their contracted form.
There is
There's
Ther's
Th'res
Their's
Don't confuse 'theirs' with there's; 'theirs' is a possessive pronoun: 'This house is theirs'
3.
Which of these sentences is correct, with the correct use of a contraction?
You havent done your homework yet!
You havenot done your homework yet!
You haveno't done your homework yet!
You haven't done your homework yet!
Haven't is 'have' and 'not' contracted. The sentence would make sense with the words separated or contracted, it depends on the type of writing you are doing. If this was a serious letter, then you should write the two words out separately and not contract.
4.
Which of these sentences is correct, with the correct use of a contraction?
We've had a great time in the snow.
We'have had a great time in the snow.
We have had a great time in the snow.
We've'd a great time in the snow.
The last sentence is wrong because you can only contract two words together, not three.
5.
Which of these sentences is perfect?
Ill help this little ant.
I'will help this little ant.
I'll help this little ant.
I'l help this little ant.
If you forget to write the apostrophe you change the word 'I'll' into 'Ill', which will completely change the meaning of your sentence.
6.
Which word or words should be placed in the blank to complete the sentence?
____ hat blew away in the wind.
Boy's
Jack's
The boys
Pillow's
This would be correct because it is showing possession.
7.
Which word should be placed in the blank to complete the sentence?
I will ask ____ daughter for the answer.
Sarahs
Sarahs'
Sarah
Sarah's
This shows possession correctly.
8.
Which word should be placed in the blank to complete the sentence?
The ____ door is open.
truck's
trucks'
trucks's
trucks
This shows correct possession of the word truck.
9.
Write the words below in their contracted form.
I have
I h've
Ive'
I've
Ih've
The -ha- is replaced by the apostrophe
10.
Which word should be placed in the blank to complete the sentence?
I picked out four ____ walnuts because I don’t like walnuts.
cookies'
cookie
cookie's
cookies
The word is plural and showing possession with an apostrophe.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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