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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

Difficulty level:  

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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).

Match up the shortened forms of the words in the list with their full versions.

Column A

Column B

don't
would not
isn't
can not
hadn't
do not
won't
is not
wouldn't
had not
can't
will not

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

does not

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

had not

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

could not

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

will not

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

do not

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

isn't

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

wouldn't

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

aren't

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

shan't

  • Question 1

Match up the shortened forms of the words in the list with their full versions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

don't
do not
isn't
is not
hadn't
had not
won't
will not
wouldn't
would not
can't
can not
  • Question 2

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

does not

CORRECT ANSWER
doesn't
  • Question 3

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

had not

CORRECT ANSWER
hadn't
  • Question 4

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

could not

CORRECT ANSWER
couldn't
  • Question 5

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

will not

CORRECT ANSWER
won't
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember that this is an unusual one?
  • Question 6

Write the shortened form of these words. Don't forget the apostrophe!

 

do not

CORRECT ANSWER
don't
  • Question 7

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

isn't

CORRECT ANSWER
is not
  • Question 8

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

wouldn't

CORRECT ANSWER
would not
  • Question 9

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

aren't

CORRECT ANSWER
are not
  • Question 10

This time, write the full version of the shortened word.

 

shan't

CORRECT ANSWER
shall not
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember that this one is unusual, too?
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