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Apostrophes Apostrophes are used to: Shorten words Make something belong to someone
Let’s see how we use them to shorten words! can not do not I will should not can’t don’t I’ll shouldn't Can you see the apostrophe?
Look at these words… do not don’t Where have we put the apostrophe? Why is it there?
How about these? I will Can not I’ll Can’t We have joined 2 words together, which letters have been taken out? Where have we put the apostrophe?
Can you think of any more ?
Can you shorten this sentence? I will come to your house but I can not stay long because I should not stay out late. I’ll come to your house but I can’t stay long because I shouldn’t stay out late.
We can also use apostrophes to make things belong to someone! John’s coat Sarah’s hat The coat belongs to John. The hat belongs to Sarah.
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