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Know Your Apostrophes: Marking Possession 1

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

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Possessive Apostrophes with Plurals

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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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
farmer's
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Question 7

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the nest belonging to the sparrow

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
  • 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
  • Question 10

Rewrite the whole phrase using an apostrophe to show possession.

 

the necklace belonging to Alice

CORRECT ANSWER
Alice's necklace
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