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Making Words Shorter: Using Apostrophes 2

In this worksheet, students practise spelling contracted (shortened) forms of pronouns and verbs.

'Making Words Shorter: Using Apostrophes 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Read Words with Contractions

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

When we shorten words we use an apostrophe to show that letters have been missed out.

For example, do not becomes don't, and the apostrophe shows that the 'o' has been missed out of the word not.

 

We often run words into each other and shorten them when we use pronouns (words like I, you, he, she and it) and verbs.

I'm going out soon.

He's leaving tonight.

We're having a party tomorrow.

Match the shortened forms of the pronouns and verbs with their full versions.

Column A

Column B

I'm
I am
she's
it has
they're
you will
we've
we have
you'll
she is
it's
they are

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

I will

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

he is

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

they are

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

we have

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

you are

This time, write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

it's

Write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

I've

Write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

we're

Write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

he'll

  • Question 1

Match the shortened forms of the pronouns and verbs with their full versions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

I'm
I am
she's
she is
they're
they are
we've
we have
you'll
you will
it's
it has
  • Question 2

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

I will

CORRECT ANSWER
I'll
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes more than one letter is missed out. The letters 'w' and 'i' have been missed out in this one.
  • Question 3

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

he is

CORRECT ANSWER
he's
  • Question 4

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

they are

CORRECT ANSWER
they're
  • Question 5

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

we have

CORRECT ANSWER
we've
  • Question 6

Write the shortened form of this pronoun and verb. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

you are

CORRECT ANSWER
you're
  • Question 7

This time, write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

it's

CORRECT ANSWER
it is
it has
EDDIE SAYS
'It's' can be short for 'it has' as well as 'it is'.
  • Question 8

Write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

I've

CORRECT ANSWER
I have
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that the pronoun 'I' always needs a capital letter.
  • Question 9

Write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

we're

CORRECT ANSWER
we are
  • Question 10

Write out the pronoun and verb in full.

 

he'll

CORRECT ANSWER
he will
---- OR ----

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