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

Apostrophes (Revision)

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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 practice using apostrophes!

1.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The music belonging to Thomas.
Thomas music
Thoma's music
Thomas' music
Thomas music'
With names ending in '-s' add an apostrophe only
2.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The paws belonging to the dogs did not .......
The dog's paws did'nt
The dogs' paws did'nt
The dogs paws didn't
The dogs' paws didn't
More than one dog so dogs'
3.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The knapsack belonging to the girl.
The girls knapsack
The girl's knapsack
The girls' knapsack
The girl's knapsack'
Knapsack belonging to one girl, so girl's
4.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The anger of Father would not .......
Father's anger would'nt
Fathers anger wouldn't
Father's anger wouldn't
Fathers' anger wouldn't
Remember: put the apostrophe where a letter is omitted
5.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The breakfasts belonging to the men.
The men's breakfasts
The mens breakfast's
The men's breakfast's
The mens' breakfasts
If plural (men) doesn't end '-s', add 'apostrophe+s'
6.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The book belonging to James.
James book
Jame's book
James' book
James' book'
With names ending in '-s' add an apostrophe only
7.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The rays belonging to the sun (= it).
Its
I'ts
It's
Its'
Remember: its = belonging to it; it's = it is
8.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The cards belonging to the children.
The children's cards
The childrens card's
The children's card's
The childrens' cards
If plural (children) doesn't end '-s', add 'apostrophe+s'
9.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The sadness belonging to Shanya should not .......
Shanya's sadness should'nt
Shanya's sadness shouldn't
Shanyas' sadness should'nt
Shanyas' sadness shouldn't
Emotions, people and actions 'belong' too!
10.
Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The knapsacks belonging to the girls.
The girl's knapsacks
The girls' knapsacks
The girls knapsack's
The girls' knapsack's
Knapsacks belonging to more than one girl, so girls'
Author:  Sue Daish

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