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Lesson 410

Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

 

As a rule, use the "of" phrase to show possession by (or connection with) inanimate objects. Example: the edge of the grass [not the lawn's edge]

 

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of the following sentences.

 

1. Will you get me the (horse's bridle, bridle of the horse).

 

2. The (jar's top, top of the jar) was broken.

 

3. We found the wrecked car at the (road's end, end of the road).

 

4. (My uncle's friend, The friend of my uncle's) will be here tomorrow.

 

5. All the (car's tires, tires of the car) were flat.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. Will you get me the horse's bridle. (bridle of the horse). (Either would be correct)

 

2. The top of the jar was broken.

 

3. We found the wrecked car at the end of the road.

 

4. My uncle's friend (The friend of my uncle's) will be here tomorrow. (Either would be correct)

 

5. All the tires of the car were flat.

 






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