Presentation on theme: "Apostrophes ’. What’s an apostrophe’s job? To show possession To show contraction (omission of letters or numbers) To form plurals of certain letters."— Presentation transcript:
What’s an apostrophe’s job? To show possession To show contraction (omission of letters or numbers) To form plurals of certain letters or words
You Practice: Add an apostrophe to show possession (These are singular nouns, add an s) Writer cramp Witch brew Someone idea Employee paycheck Nurse uniform Fox tail Boss decision Witness testimony
Plural words that end in s, add only an apostrophe Teachers conference The Davises vacation Nurses duties Employees union Witnesses testimony Guests names
Practice Who’s chili is the tastiest? Whose chili is the tastiest Tomato’s for sale Tomatoes for sale The cell phone is our’s The cell phone is ours
Contractions Use an apostrophe in contractions to indicate omission of letters or numbers. Summer of 02 Cant Hes Theyre Youd Youve Youre dont
Correct the following sentence There’s three reasons to come to school today. Shes always in peoples business. Dont shoot the messanger. Why cant she use an apostrophe correctly? Im worried that Ill fail if I dont figure this out. Its always hard to tell if its going to rain on its head.
Use an apostrophe to form certain plurals In abbreviations that have periods M.D.’s Ph.D.’s P’s and q’s The instructor handed out a few A’s. Don’t give me any if’s, and’s, or but’s.
Remember… When in doubt, spell it out. Take the time to use apostrophes correctly. Double check your work to see that you have fixed errors. Stop being lazy in anything you write. Even texts should use correct grammar! Look intelligent by caring about the work you put out.