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Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 2

In this worksheet, students revise using the apostrophe to mark possession with both singular and plural nouns.

'Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Punctuation: Colons, Semicolons & Apostrophes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

One of the uses of the apostrophe is to show possession, which means who something belongs to.

for example:

the girl's room = the room belonging to the girl

 

If the room belongs to more than one girl, then the apostrophe comes after the 's'.

the girls' room = the room belonging to the girls

 

The word girl is a singular noun but the word girls is a plural noun (plural means 'more than one').

 

Most plural nouns in English end in 's' so the apostrophe comes after the 's'.

 

the boy's ball = the ball belonging to one boy

the boys' ball = the ball belonging to more than one boy

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the books belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the books belonging to the girl

 

the __________ books

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the books belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the books belonging to the girls

 

the __________ books

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the cakes belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the cakes belonging to the twins

 

the __________ cakes

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the dresses belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the dresses belonging to the dancers

 

the __________ dresses

This time, copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the dogs bone (the bone belonging to one dog)

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the dogs toys (the toys belonging to several dogs)

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the birds nest (one bird)

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the lions cage (more than one lion)

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the spiders web (one spider)

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the donkeys carrots (several donkeys)

  • Question 1

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the books belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the books belonging to the girl

 

the __________ books

CORRECT ANSWER
girl's
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 2

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the books belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the books belonging to the girls

 

the __________ books

CORRECT ANSWER
girls'
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 3

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the cakes belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the cakes belonging to the twins

 

the __________ cakes

CORRECT ANSWER
twins'
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 4

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the dresses belong to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the dresses belonging to the dancers

 

the __________ dresses

CORRECT ANSWER
dancers'
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 5

This time, copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the dogs bone (the bone belonging to one dog)

CORRECT ANSWER
the dog's bone
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 6

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the dogs toys (the toys belonging to several dogs)

CORRECT ANSWER
the dogs' toys
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 7

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the birds nest (one bird)

CORRECT ANSWER
the bird's nest
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 8

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the lions cage (more than one lion)

CORRECT ANSWER
the lions' cage
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 9

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the spiders web (one spider)

CORRECT ANSWER
the spider's web
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 10

Copy out the phrase, putting an apostrophe in the correct place.

 

the donkeys carrots (several donkeys)

CORRECT ANSWER
the donkeys' carrots
EDDIE SAYS
These aren\'t proper sentences, so we don\'t put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
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