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  • 1. Slide 1 Punctuation Marks ‘ amerenglish63@yahoo.com http://amerenglish.tripod.comA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 2. Slide 2 What Are the Rules? 1. Use an apostrophe to show the omission of letters or numbers. Examples: Its a shame. (Stands for: It is a shame.) That happened in 80. (Stands for: That happened in 1980.)A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 3. Slide 3 2. Use an apostrophe to show the plural form of letters and numbers. Examples: There are two ss in that word. She dots all her is and crosses all her ts. My son can say his 1s, 2s, and 3s in five different languages.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 4. Slide 4 3. Use an apostrophe to show the plural form of a few unusual words. Examples: She mailed all the thank-yous so late that we were embarrassed. The contract had so many "thats" in it, that we felt uncomfortable about signing it.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 5. Slide 5 4. For the most part, you do NOT use the apostrophe to show plural form. Examples: There were many heroes in my hometown. Victories for the enemy numbered in the hundreds.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 6. Slide 6 5. Use an apostrophe to show possession. Example: That is Sandras book.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 7. Slide 7 6. Do NOT use an apostrophe when its is possessive, just like his, hers, and ours. ("Its" can only mean one thing: it is.) Examples: The bridge was elegant - a symbol of its own strength and beauty. The victory was ours.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 8. Slide 8 7. Use an apostrophe before the s when showing the possessive form of singular nouns. Examples: The childs mother panicked when she could not find her son. The witnesss memory was vague on that point.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 9. Slide 9 8. Use an apostrophe after the s when the word is plural and possessive, if its plural form is regular. Examples: Our creditors gave us two weeks notice. The Jones cars were all stolen. You have heard both the girls stories.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 10. Slide 10 9. Use an apostrophe before the s when the word is plural and possessive but its plural form is irregular. Examples: The childrens recess is about to start. The womens cries were heard.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 11. Slide 11 10. Use an apostrophe only after the second name when the possession belongs to two people and they are mentioned in the sentence at the same time. Example: That computer program is Jane and Sams.A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 12. Slide 12 Quiz Time! Just click on the answer you think is correct. Have fun!!A Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 13. Slide 13 1) I met ____ when I was at the store. (the daughter of Mrs. Brown) A. Mrs. Browns daughter B. Mrs. Browns daughter No Try Again Very Good C. Mrs. Brownss daughterA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 14. Slide 14 2) Welcome to our home. You may sleep in ___ tonight. (the bedroom of my son.) A) my sons bedroom B) my sonss bedroom No Try Again Very Good C) my sons bedroomA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 15. Slide 15 3) I met ____ at a party last week. (the sister of Frank) A) Franks sister B) Franks sister No VeryAgain Try Good C) Frankss sisterA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 16. Slide 16 4) Why are you reading ___? (the newspaper from yesterday) A) yesterdays newspaper Very Good B) yesterdays newspaper No Try Again C) yesterdays newspaperA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 17. Slide 17 5) The ___ is damaged. (the bicycle belonging to the child) A) the bicycles child Very Good B) the childs bicycle No Try Again C) the childs bicycleA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 18. Slide 18 6) Sarah is ___. (the name of my wife) A) my wifes name B) my wifes name Very Good No Try Again C) my names wifeA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 19. Slide 19 7) I heard ___ ringing earlier. (the bell of the cow) A) the cowss bell Very Good B) the cows bell No Try Again C) the bells cowA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 20. Slide 20 8) ___ is about to leave. (the friend of Paul) A) Pauls friend B) Paulss friend Very Good No Try Again C) Pauls friendA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 21. Slide 21 9) On Thanksgiving, ____ is short! (the life of a turkey) A) a turkeys life Very Good B) a turkeys life No Try Again C) a turkeyss lifeA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!
  • 22. Slide 22 10) Abraham Lincoln was ____ . (the 16th President of America) A) Americas 16th President B) Americass 16th President Very Good No Try Again C) Americas 16th PresidentA Free sample background from www.awesomebackgrounds.com © 2004 By Default!