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Punctuation Parentheses Apostrophe


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Punctuation Parentheses Apostrophe

  1. 1. PUNCTUATION Parentheses and Apostrophe
  2. 2. Parentheses <ul><li>A sentence interruption </li></ul><ul><li>A way to tuck related information within a longer sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>The information inside is extra information – like a side note. </li></ul><ul><li>He always bought donuts (the sprinkled kind with chocolate frosting). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Parentheses Examples <ul><li>He seems to fighting some kind of bug (a fat one with buggy red eyes). </li></ul><ul><li>Mary told me she won the race (liar). </li></ul><ul><li>Lenny has already made plans for the money (poor guy!), but his wife is using it for a hot tub. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Apostrophe <ul><li>Indicates a few things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unusual Plurals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing letters (in contractions) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Apostrophe Rules <ul><li>#1 </li></ul><ul><li>Possession – to indicate ownership </li></ul><ul><li>One owner – apostrophe then an “S” </li></ul><ul><li>The boy’s dog. (one boy owns a dog) </li></ul><ul><li>The girl’s money. (one girls owns a dog) </li></ul><ul><li>More than one owner – “S” then an apostrophe </li></ul><ul><li>The boys’ dog. (more than one boy) </li></ul><ul><li>The girls’ money. (more than one girl) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Apostrophe Rules <ul><li>#2 </li></ul><ul><li>Unusual Plurals of numbers, letters and abbreviations </li></ul><ul><li>She is the daughter of two CEO ’ s . </li></ul><ul><li>Tim earned all A ’ s in school. </li></ul><ul><li>His grandfather was born in the 1920 ’ s . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Apostrophe Rules <ul><li>#3 </li></ul><ul><li>Contractions Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Should not = Shouldn’t </li></ul><ul><li>Would not = Wouldn’t </li></ul><ul><li>Can not = Can’t </li></ul><ul><li>They will = They’ll </li></ul><ul><li>We have = We’ve </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>