English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Apostrophes (Revision) (Questions)

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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 breakfasts belonging to the men.
[ ] The men's breakfasts
[ ] The mens breakfast's
[ ] The men's breakfast's
[ ] The mens' breakfasts
2. 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
3. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The music belonging to Thomas.
[ ] Thomas music
[ ] Thoma's music
[ ] Thomas' music
[ ] Thomas music'
4. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The book belonging to James.
[ ] James book
[ ] Jame's book
[ ] James' book
[ ] James' book'
5. 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
6. 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'
7. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The rays belonging to the sun (= it).
[ ] Its
[ ] I'ts
[ ] It's
[ ] Its'
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Apostrophes (Revision) (Answers)
1. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The breakfasts belonging to the men.
[x] 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'
2. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The cards belonging to the children.
[x] 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'
3. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The music belonging to Thomas.
[ ] Thomas music
[ ] Thoma's music
[x] Thomas' music
[ ] Thomas music'
With names ending in '-s' add an apostrophe only
4. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The book belonging to James.
[ ] James book
[ ] Jame's book
[x] James' book
[ ] James' book'
With names ending in '-s' add an apostrophe only
5. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The knapsacks belonging to the girls.
[ ] The girl's knapsacks
[x] The girls' knapsacks
[ ] The girls knapsack's
[ ] The girls' knapsack's
Knapsacks belonging to more than one girl, so girls'
6. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The knapsack belonging to the girl.
[ ] The girls knapsack
[x] The girl's knapsack
[ ] The girls' knapsack
[ ] The girl's knapsack'
Knapsack belonging to one girl, so girl's
7. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The rays belonging to the sun (= it).
[x] 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 sadness belonging to Shanya should not .......
[ ] Shanya's sadness should'nt
[x] Shanya's sadness shouldn't
[ ] Shanyas' sadness should'nt
[ ] Shanyas' sadness shouldn't
Emotions, people and actions 'belong' too!
9. Select the correct answer for the following sentence.
The anger of Father would not .......
[ ] Father's anger would'nt
[ ] Fathers anger wouldn't
[x] Father's anger wouldn't
[ ] Fathers' anger wouldn't
Remember: put the apostrophe where a letter is omitted
10. 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
[x] The dogs' paws didn't
More than one dog so dogs'