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

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The apostrophe of possession shows 'belonging', e.g. the house belonging to Ryan = Ryan's house. Use this to shorten phrases; just add -'s to most singular nouns.

Try our English quiz on Apostrophes of Possession to sharpen your mind.

1. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to the boy.
[ ] Boys
[ ] Boy's
[ ] Boys'
[ ] Boys's
2. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to Jack.
[ ] Jack is
[ ] Jacks
[ ] Jack's
[ ] Jacks'
3. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to Birmingham.
[ ] Birminghams
[ ] Birmingham's
[ ] Birminghams'
[ ] Birminghams's
4. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to whom?
[ ] Who's?
[ ] Whos'?
[ ] Whose?
[ ] Whose's?
5. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to the dog.
[ ] Dogs
[ ] Dog's
[ ] Dogs'
[ ] Dogs's
6. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The book belonging to Mark.
[ ] Marks book
[ ] Mark's book
[ ] Marks' book
[ ] Marks's book
7. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The shopping basket belonging to Mum.
[ ] Mum' shopping basket
[ ] Mom's shopping basket
[ ] Mums' shopping basket
[ ] Moms shopping' basket
8. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The milk belonging to the cat.
[ ] The cats milk
[ ] The cat's milk
[ ] The cats' milk
[ ] The cats's milk
9. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The car belonging to the manager.
[ ] The managers car
[ ] The manager's car
[ ] The managers' car
[ ] The managers's car
10. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to it.
[ ] It is
[ ] Its
[ ] It's
[ ] Its'
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Apostrophes (To Show Possession) (Answers)
1. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to the boy.
[ ] Boys
[x] Boy's
[ ] Boys'
[ ] Boys's
More examples: belonging to the man = man's
2. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to Jack.
[ ] Jack is
[ ] Jacks
[x] Jack's
[ ] Jacks'
More examples: Julie's / Ben's / Samir's / Chang's
3. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to Birmingham.
[ ] Birminghams
[x] Birmingham's
[ ] Birminghams'
[ ] Birminghams's
More examples: Brighton's / London's / Truro's
4. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to whom?
[ ] Who's?
[ ] Whos'?
[x] Whose?
[ ] Whose's?
No apostrophe. Remember: who's = who is!
5. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to the dog.
[ ] Dogs
[x] Dog's
[ ] Dogs'
[ ] Dogs's
Dogs' means belonging to more than one dog
6. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The book belonging to Mark.
[ ] Marks book
[x] Mark's book
[ ] Marks' book
[ ] Marks's book
More examples: Peter's bag / Anna's pen
7. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The shopping basket belonging to Mum.
[ ] Mum' shopping basket
[x] Mom's shopping basket
[ ] Mums' shopping basket
[ ] Moms shopping' basket
More examples: Uncle Jim's paper / Elke's watch
8. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The milk belonging to the cat.
[ ] The cats milk
[x] The cat's milk
[ ] The cats' milk
[ ] The cats's milk
More examples: the dog's bone / the bird's nest
9. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
The car belonging to the manager.
[ ] The managers car
[x] The manager's car
[ ] The managers' car
[ ] The managers's car
Examples: the sales assistant's tea / the cook's cup
10. Choose the correct answer for the following phrase.
Belonging to it.
[ ] It is
[x] Its
[ ] It's
[ ] Its'
No apostrophe needed. Remember it's = it is