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Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 1

In this worksheet, students revise using the apostrophe to mark possession.

'Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Possessive Apostrophes with Plurals

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

One of the ways in which apostrophes are used is to show possession, which means who something belongs to.

the dog's bone = the bone belonging to the dog

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

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the boots belonging to the farmer

 

the __________ boots

boots

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the cottage belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the cottage belonging to the old woman

 

the old __________ cottage

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the car belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the car belonging to Mr Smith

 

Mr __________ car

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the skipping rope belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the skipping rope belonging to Jenny

 

__________ skipping rope

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the teddy belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the teddy belonging to the baby

 

the __________ teddy

For the next five questions you need to rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

(for example: change the cat belonging to Tommy to Tommy's cat)

 

the dog belonging to Kyle

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the nest belonging to the sparrow

nest

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the cat belonging to Grandma

 

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the knitting belonging to the old lady

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the necklace belonging to Alice

  • Question 1

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

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the boots belonging to the farmer

 

the __________ boots

boots

CORRECT ANSWER
farmer's
EDDIE SAYS
I bet the farmer's boots get very muddy!
  • Question 2

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the cottage belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the cottage belonging to the old woman

 

the old __________ cottage

CORRECT ANSWER
woman's
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, this cottage has a beautiful garden, doesn't it?The cottage belongs to the old woman. So we put an apostrophe before the s.
  • Question 3

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the car belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the car belonging to Mr Smith

 

Mr __________ car

CORRECT ANSWER
Smith's
EDDIE SAYS
The car belongs to Mr Smith. We put an apostrophe before the s.
  • Question 4

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the skipping rope belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the skipping rope belonging to Jenny

 

__________ skipping rope

CORRECT ANSWER
Jenny's
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? It is Jenny's skipping rope. Did you remember the apostrophe?
  • Question 5

Write the missing word in the box below, to show who the teddy belongs to.

Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

 

the teddy belonging to the baby

 

the __________ teddy

CORRECT ANSWER
baby's
EDDIE SAYS
It is the baby's teddy bear.
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

(for example: change the cat belonging to Tommy to Tommy's cat)

 

the dog belonging to Kyle

CORRECT ANSWER
Kyle's dog
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Did you remember the apostrophe? Putting an apostrophe in the right place shows that the dog belongs to Kyle.
  • Question 7

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the nest belonging to the sparrow

nest

CORRECT ANSWER
the sparrow's nest
EDDIE SAYS
Remember, these aren't proper sentences so we don't need to put a capital letter at the beginning or a full stop at the end.
  • Question 8

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the cat belonging to Grandma

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Grandma's cat
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this phrase? If the cat belongs to Grandma, we could also say 'Grandma's cat'.
  • Question 9

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the knitting belonging to the old lady

CORRECT ANSWER
the old lady's knitting
EDDIE SAYS
I wonder what she is knitting? The wool is a lovely shade of green!
  • Question 10

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the necklace belonging to Alice

CORRECT ANSWER
Alice's necklace
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? It was Alice's necklace. We put the apostrophe before the s.
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