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The earth tremor shook the building’s, breaking quite a few window’s. The earth tremor shook the buildings’, breaking quite a few windows’. 8 The two cats tails were black with white tips. The two cat’s tails were black with white tips. The two cats tails were black with white tip’s. The two cats’ tails were black with white tips. 9 Architect’s design house’s for people. Architect’s design houses for people. Architects design houses’ for people. Architects design houses for people. 10 There’s tea or coffee available, if you’d like some. There’s tea or coffee available, if youd like some. Theres tea or coffee available, if youd like some. Theres’ tea or coffee available, if you’d like some. HINT The number of cats determines where the apostrophe is placed. HINT Work out whether there’s ownership or just a plural. TRAP! Is its being used as a possessive pronoun or a contraction of it is ? Which word correctly completes the sentence?
PUNCTUATION 1 Which two words have been joined to create the contraction he’s ? 2 Which two words have been joined to create the contraction couldn’t ? CONTRACTIONS Contractions are made by joining two words together to make one word. In contractions, apostrophes indicate that a letter or letters have been left out. For example, haven’t is the contraction of have and not . HINT
HINT Which word or words correctly complete the sentence?
Use the meaning of the sentence to help you.
7 Does anyone know when be here?
3 Which two words have been joined to create the contraction hasn’t ?
4 Which contraction has the correct punctuation?
5 Which contraction has the correct punctuation? TRAP!
ISBN 978 1 92570 941 4 22 Maximising Test Results Year 9 Language Conventions and Writing © Ally Chumley and Blake Education, 2009 8 It is clear from the noise the car’s making that got engine trouble. its it’s they’re he’d HINT Make sure the tense of a contraction is consistent with the tense of the sentence.
4 These three Arnott’s products are very good sellers : Tim Tams, Scotch Fingers and Kingstons. ; Tim Tams, Scotch Fingers and Kingstons. 5 The days were roasting hot
ISBN 978 1 92570 941 4 © Ally Chumley and Blake Education, 2009 Maximising Test Results Year 9 Language Conventions and Writing 23 : the nights were freezing cold. ; the nights were freezing cold. 6 This rare golden mask is the museum’s most wonderful artefact : a truly priceless treasure.

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