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Apostrophes

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  • A really useful slidecast thankyou - I will be embedding this on my blog - www.inksights.co.uk and then inviting my students to listen and respond to this as part of their homework this week! Thankyou for sharing it
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  • 1. This slidecast was created by Todd McCann English Instructor Bay College Escanaba, Michigan [email_address]
  • 2. Apostrophes
    • Possession
    • Contractions
    • Special Cases
  • 3. Apostrophes
    • Possession
    • The boy’s bike was stolen.
    • The boys’ bikes were stolen.
  • 4. Apostrophes
    • Possession
    • Exceptions (irregular plural nouns)…
    • The people’s choice is… (not peoples’)
    • The children’s parents are… (not childrens’)
    • The women’s shoes are… (not womens’)
    • The men’s night out is… (not mens’)
  • 5. Apostrophes
    • Possession
    • Individual vs. Joint Ownership…
    • Jim’s and Al’s cars are total wrecks.
    • Bill and Kim’s old Ford is immaculate.
  • 6. Apostrophes
    • Possession
    • What’s the difference?
    • We are having dinner at the Johnsons’ tonight.
    • We are having dinner with the Johnsons tonight.
  • 7. Apostrophes
    • Contractions
      • it’s = it is or it has (its is possessive)
      • who’s = who is or who has (whose is possessive)
  • 8. Apostrophes
    • Special Cases
      • Plurals of letters: I got all A’ s last semester.
      • Words referred to as words: He threw a lot of but’ s into his answer.

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