Presentation on theme: "1) The Lazy Apostrophe When you join two words together, you must use an apostrophe to show the missing letters It’s instead of it is Don’t instead of."— Presentation transcript:
1 1) The Lazy ApostropheWhen you join two words together, you must use an apostrophe to show the missing lettersIt’s instead of it isDon’t instead of do notWouldn’t instead of would notYou’re instead of you are
2 2) The Possessive Apostrophe Possessive apostrophes are used when something belongs to something elseThey can be tricky because sometimes it is different, if there is only one thing or if there are lots of things.
3 Possessive apostrophes when there is only one thing RULE: Add an apostrophe and an ‘s’The witch's broomMacbeth’s mindThe lion’s dinnerGerard’s cookery bookThe door’s hinge
4 Possessive apostrophes when the thing already ends in ‘s’ RULE: An apostrophe is added after the sRoss’ hairBridget Jones’ DiaryChris’ footballMr Noakes’ bell
5 Possessive apostrophes when the thing is plural RULES: The apostrophe follows the same rules as before;If there is already an s there then only an apostrophe is addedIf there is no s an apostrophe and an s are addedEXAMPLES:The children’s sweetsThe girls’ make-upThe boys’ essays
6 Apostrophes Task Select true or false for each question; Apostrophes can help to show ownershipI ca’nt is the correct use of apostrophes?Apostrophes lengthen wordsIf something ends in S you put an apostrophe after it?Apostrophes show that a letter has been missed out?