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Apostrophe Worksheet

Name _________________________

Date _________________________

Directions:

Multiple choice

Complete the following sentences

1. Apostrophes are used to show

A. contractions

B. quotations

C. possession

D. Both A and C

2. Which of the following is an independent possessive pronoun?

A. her

B. mine

C. ours

D. Both B and C

3. Which of the following is a dependent possessive pronoun?

A. Its

B. his

C. my

D. All of the above

4. Possessive pronouns are _______________ spelled with an apostrophe.

A. always

B. never

C. sometimes

D. often

5. Which of the following sentences shows joint possession? Explain your answer.

A. Jimmy’s and Heather’s dog enjoys long walks.

B. Frank’s and Sams house is beautiful.

C. Shawn and Yolanda’s refrigerator is broken.

D. Both A and B

6. It’s is a contraction that means

A. It is

B. It has

C. It should

D. Both A and B

7. For questions 7 – 8, which of the following dates has been correctly punctuated with the apostrophe?

A. 1970’s

B. 1981’s

C. ’60s

D. Both A and B

8.

A. 1950s

B. ’80s

C. 1970’s

D. Both A and B

9. Some indefinite pronouns require you to add ______________ to form the possessive.

A. an apostrophe

B. an apostrophe + the letter (s)

C. the letter (s)

D. the letters (es)

10. Should you use an apostrophe + the letter (s) to make a regular noun plural? Please explain your answer.

A. yes

B. no

C. sometimes

11. To show plural possession of a regular noun plural simply add

A. the letters (s)

B. the letters (es)

C. an apostrophe after the (s) and or (es)

D. Both A and B

12. To make an acronym plural, should you use an apostrophe or a lowercase letter (s)? Explain your answer.

13. Which of the following sentences tell us that the Taylor family is hosting an anniversary party.

A. The Taylors family is hosting an anniversary party.

B. The Taylor’s family is hosting an anniversary party.

C. The Taylors’ family is hosting an anniversary party. 

D. The Taylors family’ is hosting an anniversary party.

14. If someone’s name ends in s, we must add ______________ to make it plural and the apostrophe to show ______________.

A. (es) contraction

B. (s) contraction

C. (es) possession

D. Both A and B

15. With nouns ending in the letter (y), how do you show possession?

A. by adding an apostrophe +s

B. by adding (s) and then the apostrophe

C. by changing the y to ies.

D. by adding (ing) + s

16. To show possession when a noun ending in y becomes plural, change it to?

A. change it to apostrophe + (ies).

B. add the apostrophe after the letter (y).

C. change it to (ies) + the apostrophe

D. Both A and B

17. How would you show plural possession when using the word city ?

A. by adding the letter (s) to the word city

B. by adding an apostrophe +s  to the word city

C. by changing city to cities + add the apostrophe after the letter (s)

D. Both A and B

18. How would you show plural possession when using the word lady?

A. by adding the apostrophe + s to the word lady

B. by adding the apostrophe after the letter (s)

C. by changing the word lady to ladies + add the apostrophe after the (s).

D. Both B and C

19. Which of the sentences shows plural possession of the noun listed?

A. The girls’ yellow buttons are ready for pickup.

B. The girl’s yellow buttons are ready for pickup.

C. The girls yellow buttons’ are ready for pickup.

D. The girls yellow button’s are ready for pickup.

20. Should you use an apostrophe to form a plural? Explain your answer.

A. sometimes

B. yes

C. no

Correct answers

1. D
2. D
3. D
4. B
5. C, because both Shawn and Yolanda own the refrigerator
6. D
7. C
8. D
9. B
10. B, regular nouns form their plurals by adding either the letter (s) or (es).
11. C
12. Because acronyms are already capitalized, only use the a lowercase letter (s) to make it plural. Using the apostrophe will confuse the reader.
13. B
14. C
15. A
16. C
17. C
18. C
19. A
20. C, apostrophes are only used to show possession, and should not be used to make a word plural.

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