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Making Words Shorter: Using Apostrophes 1

In this worksheet, students practise using the apostrophe to spell shortened forms of the word 'not'.

'Making Words Shorter: Using Apostrophes 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Read Words with Contractions

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

When we talk we often run our words together.

This little girl is likely to say, 'I don't want to go to bed!', rather than 'I do not want to go to bed!'

 

When we write don't we use an apostrophe to show that the letter 'o' has been missed out.

There are many other words like this.

is not / isn't

have not / haven't

are not / aren't

 

Two unusual ones are won't (short for will not) and shan't (short for shall not).

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