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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 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.