JW_apostrophes

JW_apostrophes - its (it is, it has) Whose and whos Whose...

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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: its (it is, it has) Whose and whos Whose book is this? Whos 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. PCs, 1940s, CDs You only use an apostrophe to show possession or that you have missed out some letters....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course EDUCATION 320 taught by Professor Professorlemont during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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