Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Contractions 2 (Questions)

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This 'Contractions Part 2' spelling quiz asks elementary school children to spell contractions and names with the possessive apostrophe.

Hopefully, you’ve completed ‘Contractions Part 1’ and are ready for some more. This time you’ll be contracting words and also showing the possessive apostrophe! See if you can get top marks in this spelling quiz.

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1. Oops, I've eaten them all, so ____ have to order some more.
[ ] youll
[ ] you'll
[ ] you'l
[ ] youl'l
2. If he doesn't hurry up, ____ be late.
[ ] he'l
[ ] h'll
[ ] he'will
[ ] he'll
3. He ____ like Brussels sprouts.
[ ] dosen't
[ ] doseno't
[ ] dose't
[ ] doesn't
4. ____ ____ birthday!
[ ] Its and Megan's
[ ] It's and Megan's
[ ] Its and Megans'
[ ] It's and Megans'
5. Tomorrow ____ ____ birthday!
[ ] its' and Ravis'
[ ] its and Ravi's
[ ] it's and Ravis'
[ ] it's and Ravi's
6. The ____ hair was blonde.
[ ] girls
[ ] girl's
[ ] girls'
[ ] gurl's
7. The ____ coat was blue.
[ ] boys'
[ ] boy's
[ ] boiy's
[ ] boys
8. ____ the ____ favorite toy shop.
[ ] Theres and child's
[ ] There's and childs
[ ] There's and child's
[ ] There's and childs'
9. ____ the ____ finest suit.
[ ] That's and man's
[ ] That's and mans
[ ] Thats and man's
[ ] Thats and mans
10. The ____ fur ____ be that long.
[ ] dog's and shouldn'ot
[ ] dog's and shouldn't
[ ] dog's and should'nt
[ ] dogs and shouldn't
Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Contractions 2 (Answers)
1. Oops, I've eaten them all, so ____ have to order some more.
[ ] youll
[x] you'll
[ ] you'l
[ ] youl'l
We are combining the words you and will.
2. If he doesn't hurry up, ____ be late.
[ ] he'l
[ ] h'll
[ ] he'will
[x] he'll
When people speak, they often talk with the words shortened like this. If you write speech, try to use contractions as it'll sound more natural.
3. He ____ like Brussels sprouts.
[ ] dosen't
[ ] doseno't
[ ] dose't
[x] doesn't
The word does is quite hard to spell but try and remember it as it's a high frequency word.
4. ____ ____ birthday!
[ ] Its and Megan's
[x] It's and Megan's
[ ] Its and Megans'
[ ] It's and Megans'
The name of the girl is Megan and it's her birthday. Her name will never be Megans. This means if you add an 's' onto the end of her name - there will always be an apostrophe before it.
5. Tomorrow ____ ____ birthday!
[ ] its' and Ravis'
[ ] its and Ravi's
[ ] it's and Ravis'
[x] it's and Ravi's
His name is not Ravis - it's Ravi. The birthday is his and belongs to him - that's why there is an apostrophe.
6. The ____ hair was blonde.
[ ] girls
[x] girl's
[ ] girls'
[ ] gurl's
There is only one girl and she owns her hair, that's why there is an apostrophe. If there were more than one, we would write: The girls' hair was blonde. The apostrophe after the 's' means more than one.
7. The ____ coat was blue.
[ ] boys'
[x] boy's
[ ] boiy's
[ ] boys
The boy owns his coat and that's why there's an apostrophe.
8. ____ the ____ favorite toy shop.
[ ] Theres and child's
[ ] There's and childs
[x] There's and child's
[ ] There's and childs'
We are joining there and is together and showing that the child owns the decision to have a favorite shop.
9. ____ the ____ finest suit.
[x] That's and man's
[ ] That's and mans
[ ] Thats and man's
[ ] Thats and mans
The man owns his suit and we have combined that and is together.
10. The ____ fur ____ be that long.
[ ] dog's and shouldn'ot
[x] dog's and shouldn't
[ ] dog's and should'nt
[ ] dogs and shouldn't
We aren't combining two words for 'dog's' instead we are showing that the dog owns his fur.