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Revise the Correct Use of the Apostrophe

In this worksheet, students will revise the correct use of the apostrophe.

'Revise the Correct Use of the Apostrophe' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

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Worksheet Overview

The possession apostrophe
 
An apostrophe can also be used to show that something belongs to or is connected with something else.

For example:
Sam's house
The dog's bone
The company's logo


 
The apostrophe is placed before the 's' when something is connected with one person (singular). However, if there were two dogs or more than one company (plural), the apostrophe would be placed after the 's'.

For example:
The dogs' bones
The companies' logos


 
For words which already end in the letter 's', it is technically correct to add an apostrophe and an extra 's'.

 

For example:

Jones's Bakery

Thomas's car.

 

It's and Its:
 
Be careful with these two words as they can be confusing when it comes to apostrophes.
 
It's is a shortened version of it is.
 
Its is a possessive pronoun and does not have an apostrophe. For example, the owner took his dog for its walk.

 

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