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Published on March 14, 2008

Author: mccannt

Source: slideshare.net

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This slidecast was created by Todd McCann English Instructor Bay College Escanaba, Michigan [email_address]

Apostrophes Possession Contractions Special Cases

Possession

Contractions

Special Cases

Apostrophes Possession The boy’s bike was stolen. The boys’ bikes were stolen.

Possession

The boy’s bike was stolen.

The boys’ bikes were stolen.

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’)

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’)

Apostrophes Possession Individual vs. Joint Ownership… Jim’s and Al’s cars are total wrecks. Bill and Kim’s old Ford is immaculate.

Possession

Individual vs. Joint Ownership…

Jim’s and Al’s cars are total wrecks.

Bill and Kim’s old Ford is immaculate.

Apostrophes Possession What’s the difference? We are having dinner at the Johnsons’ tonight. We are having dinner with the Johnsons tonight.

Possession

What’s the difference?

We are having dinner at the Johnsons’ tonight.

We are having dinner with the Johnsons tonight.

Apostrophes Contractions it’s = it is or it has (its is possessive) who’s = who is or who has (whose is possessive)

Contractions

it’s = it is or it has (its is possessive)

who’s = who is or who has (whose is possessive)

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.

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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