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Apostrophes and Colons Do you know when to use them? Courage Lesson 5 By Mrs. Mennell :
Apostrophes and Colons are special punctuation marks. RuleExample An apostrophe is used to make a contraction. Its cold outside (It is) An apostrophe is used to form the possessive. Jays hat was black and gold. A colon is used to introduce a list of items. Please place these things in your suitcase : shoes, socks, shorts, and shirts. A colon is used in time expressions between the hour and the minutes. The bus is leaving at 2:45 sharp.
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Try It! Write the time expression boldfaced in each sentence in numerals on the blank lines after the sentences. 1.At two-ten, the doors are locked. ________ 2.We must leave the home by one-thirty. _____ 2:10 1:30
Practice Read the sentences. Find the words that used apostrophes and colons. Put the apostrophes and colons where they belong. 3.I couldn t agree with you more. 4.These are the best things in life love, music, and friends. 5.A cat s life involves a lot of sleep. 6.My dog s favorite toy is my green tennis ball. :
Britt s backpack was full. He had stuffed it with these things three books, two notebooks, four pens, one pair of gloves, six tennis balls, and two sandwiches. He couldn t find his sandwiches. He was afraid that they might be crushed in the bottom of the backpack. Lunch break was at 11 45. He had to hurry to find his lunch. : : Proofreading Write apostrophes and colons where they have been left out in the paragraph below. Use proofreading marks.
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