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1 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes1 of 25 Chapter 41 (Sec. 24) Apostrophes

2 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes2 of 25 What are apostrophes? Apostrophes do the following:  Show ownership: Hayden’s dog, Lisa’s purse  Show that a letter (or letters) have been left out of two words that have been joined: I + am = I’m; that + is = that’s, etc.  Form the plural of a letter or word mentioned as a word: The size 10’s are all gone.

3 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes3 of 25 Apostrophes  Add –’s to a singular noun to show ownership, even if the noun already ends in –s: Bill’s house, Chris’s car  If a noun is plural and ends in –s, just add an apostrophe to show ownership. If it is plural but does not end in –s, add –’s: the girls’ shoes (more than one girl), the children’s clothes

4 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes4 of 25 Apostrophes  Do not use an apostrophe to form the plural of a noun. INCORRECT The player’s huddled. CORRECT The players huddled.  Do not use an apostrophe with a possessive pronoun (like your, yours, ours). INCORRECT I like your yard better than our’s. CORRECT I like your yard better than ours.

5 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes5 of 25 Apostrophes When writing a contraction, put an apostrophe where the letters have been left out, not between two words: INCORRECT does’nt CORRECT doesn’t

6 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes6 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) I dont know whether he wears size 10s or size 12s. B) I don’t know whether he wears size 10s or size 12s. C) I don’t know whether he wears size 10’s or size 12’s. D) none of the above

7 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes7 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) I dont know whether he wears size 10s or size 12s. B) I don’t know whether he wears size 10s or size 12s. C) I don’t know whether he wears size 10’s or size 12’s. D) none of the above

8 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes8 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) Johns car was much faster than their’s. B) John’s car was much faster than their’s. C) John’s car was much faster than theirs. D) none of the above

9 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes9 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) Johns car was much faster than their’s. B) John’s car was much faster than their’s. C) John’s car was much faster than theirs. D) none of the above

10 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes10 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) I cant read the teachers handwriting. B) I can’t read the teacher’s handwriting. C) I can’t read the teachers’s handwriting. D) none of the above

11 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes11 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) I cant read the teachers handwriting. B) I can’t read the teacher’s handwriting. C) I can’t read the teachers’s handwriting. D) none of the above

12 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes12 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) Who’s getting the cake for Dads birthday? B) Whos getting the cake for Dad’s birthday? C) Who’s getting the cake for Dad’s birthday? D) none of the above

13 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes13 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) Who’s getting the cake for Dads birthday? B) Whos getting the cake for Dad’s birthday? C) Who’s getting the cake for Dad’s birthday? D) none of the above

14 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes14 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) All of Charles students received A’s last semester. B) All of Charles students received As last semester. C) All of Charles’ student’s received A’s last semester. D) none of the above

15 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes15 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) All of Charles students received A’s last semester. B) All of Charles students received As last semester. C) All of Charles’ student’s received A’s last semester. D) none of the above; the correct revision is All of Charles’s students received A’s last semester.

16 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes16 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) There’s no way I can pay this month’s rent. B) Theres no way I can pay this month’s rent. C) There’s no way I can pay this months rent. D) none of the above

17 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes17 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) There’s no way I can pay this month’s rent. B) Theres no way I can pay this month’s rent. C) There’s no way I can pay this months rent. D) none of the above

18 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes18 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) My dogs name is Oliver; he’s a terrier. B) My dog’s name is Oliver; hes a terrier. C) My dog’s name is Oliver; he’s a terrier. D) none of the above

19 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes19 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) My dogs name is Oliver; he’s a terrier. B) My dog’s name is Oliver; hes a terrier. C) My dog’s name is Oliver; he’s a terrier. D) none of the above

20 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes20 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) I dont know whose computer this is. B) I don’t know who’s computer this is. C) I don’t know whose computer this is. D) none of the above

21 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes21 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) I dont know whose computer this is. B) I don’t know who’s computer this is. C) I don’t know whose computer this is. D) none of the above

22 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes22 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. A) Many toddlers can’t pronounce V’s or S’s. B) Many toddler’s can’t pronounce V’s or S’s. C) Many toddlers can’t pronounce Vs or Ss. D) none of the above

23 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes23 of Choose the sentence that has no errors in the use of apostrophes. ANSWER: A) Many toddlers can’t pronounce V’s or S’s. B) Many toddler’s can’t pronounce V’s or S’s. C) Many toddlers can’t pronounce Vs or Ss. D) none of the above

24 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes24 of Choose the sentence that has no errors. A) Aren’t the boys Halloween costumes frightening? B) Arent the boys Halloween costumes frightening? C) Aren’t the boys’Halloween costume’s frightening? D) none of the above

25 Book 4: A Writer’s HandbookChapter 41 (24): Apostrophes25 of Choose the sentence that has no errors. ANSWER: A) Aren’t the boys Halloween costumes frightening? B) Arent the boys Halloween costumes frightening? C) Aren’t the boys’ Halloween costume’s frightening? D) none of the above; the correct revision is Aren’t the boys’ Halloween costumes frightening?


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