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Lesson 415

Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

 

Use an apostrophe to indicate the plural of letters, numbers, signs, and words referred to as words. The letter, number, sign, or word is italicized but the apostrophe and "s" ('s) is not.

 

Examples: y's, 7's, &'s, and's

 

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes in the following sentences.

 

1. Your fs look like bs when you write.

 

2. Your speech had too many uhs in it.

 

3. Your 3s and 5s need to be clearer.

 

4. Always spell out your ands and don't use &s in your writing.

 

5. There are too many etcs in this paper.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. Your f 's look like b's when you write.

 

2. Your speech had too many uh's in it.

 

3. Your 3's and 5's need to be clearer.

 

4. Always spell out your and's and don't use &'s in your writing.

 

5. There are too many etc's in this paper.

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