IELTS Grammar Training - Rules in Using the Apostrophe

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IELTS Grammar Training - Rules in Using the Apostrophe

  1. 1. IELTS Grammar Training A lesson on apostrophe www.jroozreview.com
  2. 2. Rules in using the apostrophe Use apostrophes with contractions do not - don’t does not – doesn’t I don’ t care about getting hurt anymore. I have been hurt a lot of times. did not – didn’t www.jroozreview.com She doesn’t know anything about his past. They didn’t anticipate his reaction with their suggestions. cannot – can’t you are – you’re
  3. 3. Rules in using the apostrophe The president can’t believe the news that his secretary told him this morning. www.jroozreview.com You’re invited to his wedding on the 4th of September. There are a lot of individuals studying English and you’re one of them.
  4. 4. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com Use the apostrophe to show possession. Possession means that a thing or a person belongs to something or someone. • For singular nouns, place the apostrophe after the noun I saw a girl’s doll lying somewhere on the floor. The dog’s tail was greatly wounded during the accident. I heard that a concert will be held at Mr. Jack’s garage.
  5. 5. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com • If the regular noun is in its plural form, place the apostrophe after the regular noun The boys’ uniforms were found to be soiled and really damaged. The dogs’ bones were buried right outside their houses. The shirts’ designs were approved by the president; hence, we are ready for production.
  6. 6. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com • Use an apostrophe with –s when two or more nouns possess the same thing Joshua and Mark’s bicycles were parked in the backyard. April and Trecia’s school project was magnificent. Jon and Shane’s guitars were stolen.
  7. 7. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com use apostrophe for indefinite pronouns anybody's somebody's someone's anyone’s Is this anyone’s backpack lying here on the ground? Try putting yourself in another’s shoes. another’s One’s garbage might be someone’s treasure. one’s
  8. 8. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com Do not use apostrophe for possessive pronouns yours his hers ours theirs
  9. 9. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com Do not use apostrophe to form a plural use only an -s (or an -es) without an apostrophe to form the plurals of nouns--including dates, acronyms, and family names: There was a big increase on the profits of emerging markets in Asia. The Robinsons were at the beach when the murder happened.
  10. 10. Rules in using the apostrophe www.jroozreview.com Apostrophes can be used when indicating plural forms of expressions or certain letters that aren’t commonly found in the plural nouns. Mind your p's and q's. Let's accept the proposal without any if's, and's, or but's. You should follow the do’s and don’ts when using apostrophes.
  11. 11. More IELTS grammar and review tips at: www.jroozreview.com www.jroozreview.com wwww.learnenglishwithpictures.blogspot.com www.ieltsexamstips.com

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