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1 Bonacci Contraction or Possessive Pronoun? Theres a Trick in this Bag!

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3 Confused? It is no wonder you feel mixed up! Its or its? Youre or your? Whos or whose? Theyre or their? How do you know when to use an apostrophe?

4 Apostrophe or no Apostrophe? That is the Question! There is a TRICK in this bag that will help you figure out when to use the apostrophe! Ready to take a peek?

5 What are Contractions? Contractions are two words that have been joined together, and in the process lost one or more letters. The apostrophe takes the place of the missing letters!

6 Contractions Lets look at a few contractions to review...

7 I am happy. I a m Im happy.

8 Do not run in the halls. Do Dont run in the halls. tn o

9 He is my friend. He Hes my friend. is

10 I will be right back. I Ill be right back. wi ll

11 You are a very nice person. You Youre a very nice person. ea r

12 I have got a great idea! I Ive got a great idea! ha ve

13 What are Pronouns? Pronouns are words we use to replace nouns. For example: Marcy loves to play the piano. She loves to play the piano. (The pronoun She replaces the noun Marcy).

14 Pronouns

15 What are Possessive Pronouns? Possessive pronouns are pronouns that show ownership or possession of something. The piano is hers. Is the piano yours? This is his guitar.

16 Apostrophe or no Apostrophe? That is the Question! Contractions use apostrophes. (isnt) Possessive nouns use apostrophes. (Janes) Possessive Pronouns do not use apostrophes. (theirs) Which one is different?

17 Rule #1 Contractions do use apostrophes! The boy didnt ride his bike. did + not = didnt

18 Rule #2 Possessive Nouns do use apostrophes! The boy rode Johns bike. Whose bike is it? (Johns) Is there an apostrophe? (yes)

19 Rule #3 Possessive Pronouns do not use apostrophes! The boy rode his bike. Whose bike is it? (his) Is there an apostrophe? (no!)

20 The Trick in the Bag This simple trick will help you decide when to use an apostrophe! 1. Read the sentence and replace the word with the two words that make the contraction. 2. Ask the Million Dollar Question: –Does it make sense?

21 Try it for yourself! The kitten drank (its or its) milk. –1. Replace the word with the two words that make the contraction: The kitten drank it is milk. –2. Ask: Does it make sense?

22 Try it for yourself! (Your or Youre) a good student! –1. Replace the word with the two words that make the contraction: You are a good student! –2. Ask: Does it make sense?

23 Try it for yourself! (Whose or Whos) turn is it? –1. Replace the word with the two words that make the contraction: Who is turn is it? –2. Ask: Does it make sense?

24 But what about... Beckys dog is very friendly. –That is not a contraction and it has an apostrophe! –Remember- Apostrophes are not only used in contractions! –Nouns use apostrophes to show possession... Pronouns dont!

25 Review Contractions use apostrophes. (wasnt) Possessive nouns use apostrophes. (dogs) Possessive Pronouns do not use apostrophes. (its)

26 The Trick in the Bag When youre not sure Read the sentence and replace the word with the two words that make the contraction. 2. Ask the Million Dollar Question: –Does it make sense?

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