The apostrophe Let s meet our friend… The humble apostrophe
When do we use it? 1.To show OWNERSHIP 2.To show MISSING THINGS (like letters)
When do we use it? 1.To show POSSESSION The classroom owned by Mr Sharpe – Mr Sharpes classroom The hat worn by the man – the old mans hat The non-stop talking by Lewis - Lewiss non-stop talking The pen, owned by Carly, with the flashing light – Carlys pen with the flashing light
Your turn 1.The book owned by Mr Sharpe –Mr Sharpes books 2.The newsagent owned by Mr Ali 3.The motorbike owned by Joe 4.The bath, owned by Caf, is broken 5.The handcuffs used by the policewoman
When do we use it? 2.To show MISSING THINGS Mr Sharpe was not going to ask again – Mr Sharpe wasnt going to ask again –He is getting angry now – Hes getting angry now He had better calm down - Hed better calm down Why are you still talking? – Whyre you still talking?
Your turn 1.Do not do that any more –Dont do that any more 2.Today is the coldest morning ever! 3.You could have killed me 4.There is no point in speaking to him 5.It is the end of the world as we know it
Last thing Its = Always means it is Its the end of the world as we know it Its a shame that had to happen The sun has got its hat on The dog had hurt its paw
Last thing – your turn Its = Always means it is The horse lost ____ way I love English - _____ really great I won the lottery and ___ the best thing that ever happened to me ___ the last thing I remember