Apostrophes (To Show Plural Possession)
The writers' pens. Use an apostrophe in this way to denote pens belonging to more than one writer.

Apostrophes (To Show Plural Possession)

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When an item belongs to more than one person, an apostrophe is used to show plural possession. For example, a game owned by one boy = the boy's game, but a game owned by two or more boys = the boys' game. Add the apostrophe after the plural noun.

Practice your apostrophe skills by playing the following quiz!

1.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
Corners belonging to several tables.
The table's corners
The tables' corners
The tables corner's
The tables corners'
More ideas: the chairs' legs / the cupboards' doors
2.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
Chocolate belonging to several girls.
The girls chocolate
The girl's chocolate
The girls' chocolate
The girls chocolate'
Put the apostrophe after the owners, so girls'
3.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
Books belonging to several teachers.
The teachers books
The teacher's books
The teachers' books
The teachers book's
Put the apostrophe after the owners, so teachers'
4.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
The roots of several trees.
The tree's roots
The trees' roots
The trees root's
The trees roots'
More ideas: the plants' soil / the gardens' ponds
5.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
The handles of several doors.
The door's handles
The doors' handles
The doors handle's
The doors handles'
More ideas: the ceilings' heights / the walls' colors
6.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
Pens belonging to several writers.
The writer's pens
The writers' pens
The writers pen's
The writers pens'
Put the apostrophe after the owners, so writers'
7.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
Letters belonging to several parents.
The parents letters
The parent's letters
The parents' letters
The parents letter's
Put the apostrophe after the owners, so parents'
8.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
The singing of several performers.
The performers singing
The performer's singing
The performers' singing
The performers singing'
More ideas: the actors' debuts / the theaters' doors
9.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
The keys of several cars.
The car's keys
The cars' keys
The cars key's
The cars keys'
More ideas: the trucks' parking place / the bikes' brakes
10.
Find the correct answer for the following phrase.
The keyboards of several computers.
The computer's keyboards
The computers' keyboards
The computers keyboard's
The computers keyboards'
More ideas: the printers' rating / the usbs' ports
Author:  Sue Daish

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