Apostrophes for Contraction

This is where we shorten two words and join them using an apostrophe e.g. can not = can’t. She is = she’s.

See if you can shorten the words below, using an apostrophe:

can not =

should not =

did not =

would not =

will not =

Apostrophes for Possession

This is where we use an apostrophe to show that something belongs to someone/ something e.g. the car that belongs to Samantha = Samantha’s car.

See if you can add the apostrophes in the right places in the text below:

Karens little sister cried all day because she had lost her friends dog. The dogs lead had slipped out of her hand as she was walking to her grandmothers house.

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