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JW_apostrophes - – it’s(it is it has • Whose and...

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    Apostrophes Apostrophes How and when to use them How and when to use them
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What is an apostrophe? It looks like a comma – ‘ – but we place it above  the line of writing. It takes up the space of a letter. It is used for various reasons.
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Why do we use them? To show who owns what (possession) This is Jane’s cat. To fill in for missing letters (contractions) She’s gone to the cinema with her friends.
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Contractions When two words are joined together in a shorter  form. The apostrophe takes the place of the missing  letter(s). I am (I’m) They are (They’re) Do not (don’t)
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Be careful! Don’t confuse its and it’s its (possessive – its edges were sharp)
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Unformatted text preview: – it’s (it is, it has) • Whose and who’s – Whose book is this? – Who’s coming to dinner. Test Yourself • You are - ? • Will not - ? • I would - ? • I had - ? • We have - ? • I shall not - ? Test Yourself • Shes got her mothers good looks, hasnt she? • Its the princesss birthday today, isnt it? • The womens Keep Fit Class opens today. Homework • Find some examples of the misuse of apostrophes:-– many people put an apostrophe when they just need to add an ‘s’ to make a plural. – e.g. PC’s, 1940’s, CD’s • You only use an apostrophe to show possession or that you have missed out some letters....
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