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