EXE Apostrophes

EXE Apostrophes - Exe c utive Eng lis h Pro pe rty o f De...

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Executive Englis h Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and ques tions to Mrs . Faye B. Jones . Jones [email protected] .os d.mil
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    APOSTROPHES
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Goals Properly punctuate apostrophes in possessive situations Properly punctuate apostrophes in contractions Properly punctuate apostrophes for plurals of single letters
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Directions for Exercises If you are using the worksheet for this lecture, do not correct a sentence until prompted to do so by the slide. Do not work ahead. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly.
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Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet.
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Stylebook Open your Associated Press Stylebook to the punctuation section in the back of the book to the section on apostrophes . Keep the book open during this lecture for reference.
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APOSTROPHES Apostrophes are used for three main reasons: 1. Possession 2. Contractions (omitted letters and numbers) 3. Plurals of single letters
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APOSTROPHES The apostrophe signals possession or ownership for nouns , not personal pronouns. Tim’s bird responds to its name. Can I put my name with theirs ? The oven’s top heating element is defective.
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Try it. Correct the sentence mentally. Add punctuation where it is needed. Sherrys manner is quieter than hers. A: Sherry’s manner is quieter than hers .
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Possessive Pronouns Each personal subject pronoun has a possessive form that does not have an apostrophe. I - my we - our you - your he - his she - her they - their it - its who - whose
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Indefinite Pronouns Indefinite pronouns require apostrophes. I found someone’s wallet in the lounge. Keeping the room clean is everyone’s responsibility.
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Indefinite Pronouns Some indefinite pronouns are the following ones: anyone anybody anything everyone everybody everything someone somebody something no one nobody nothing
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Try it! Add punctuation where it is needed. Somebodys paper got switched with hers A: Somebody’s paper got switched with hers.
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Do #1. Add punctuation and letters where needed. 1. The pigeons in the tree painted someones car. 1A: The pigeons in the tree painted someone’s car.
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Possession Possession involves an owner and an object owned. Being able to identify the correct “owner word” is the key to using the ownership apostrophe correctly. The “owner word” answers the question – Whose is it?
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Identify the owner. If the owner ends in “s,” put only an
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