Apostrophe

 The apostrophe is used above a word for two reasons:
  • to show ownership:
    • Helen's exercise book - the book belongs to
      Helen so the apostrophe goes after Helen.
    • The boys' changing room - the changing room
      belongs to all the boys, so the apostrophe
      goes after boys.
  • to show that one or more letters are missing:
      They've built a new stadium on the outskirts
      of town - the apostrophe shows that ha is
      missing from They have.

    1. Write the shortened form of the following, making
    sure you put the apostrophe in the correct place.
    The first one is done for you.

     do not  don't  should not

     it is

     could have

     let us

     will not

     would not

     does not

     we have

     he will


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    2. Write ten sentences using one of the focus words in each sentence. Don't forget the apostrophe!

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Focus Words

shouldn't

won't

let's

could've

it's

we've

haven't

she's

wouldn't

doesn't