Final PresentationBy shanice WalkerEnglish 102Cline Laura12/09/2012
ApostrophesWhat is an apostrophe?Is making a statement of ownershipIts has three uses…… Form possessives of nouns Show omission of letters Indicate certain plurals of lowercase letters.
Apostrophes Possessive vs.ContractionsPossessive Contractions A shortened version of the When an apostrophes is word present it showing that Joining to words together by something belongs to dropping a letter and replacing someone and adding a apostrophe Adding the singular and Common in formal writing plural form of the word To create contraction placeExample: Amber‟s book apostrophes where omitted letters would go Add just („) to the plural form Example: Don‟t=Do not that doesn‟t end in “s” Isnt= is notExample: five boys‟ sweaters Wasn‟t= was not
ExamplesSingular Possession Plural Possession When a noun stands for one describe more than one person, thing, it is singular. thing or idea You don‟t need to add an extra „s‟ to plural nouns that already Common nouns: become end with the letter „s‟. put possessive when they show apostrophe to the end to ownership of another noun. indicate that the plural noun is now a plural possessive noun.Ex: "the water in the town" Ex:-The girl(s‟) ball went underbecomes "the towns water." the car-teacher‟s class -Companie(s‟) employess
Indicating possessionwhen two nouns arejoined together.• If writing about two people or two places that share ownership of an object, than indicate possession only once by adding apostrophe to the second noun.• Example: Nathalie and Amanda(‟s) cheer competition is Saturday• John and Michaels graduation had a live band.
Indicating possession when two nouns are joined, and ownership is separate. When two nouns indicate ownership, but the ownership is separate, each noun gets the apostrophe + s.Tricky yes!!! I know but hopefully my example gives you an idea of what I‟m trying to say.Example: Jessica‟s and Amanda‟s rooms are painted purple and blue.
Citedhttp://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/apostrophe-1.aspxHow to apply apostrophes:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSVOsgMum0Scocco, Daniel. “The Possessive Apostrophe” . Daily writing tips. 22 Jun2007. Web. 09 Dec 2012. www.dailywritingtips.com/the-possessive-apostrophe/