Daily Grammar

Lesson 402

Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Use an apostrophe to indicate possession with nounsA noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. Examples: man, city, book, and courage.  Source: Lesson 16.  A plural noun that does not end in "s" forms the possessivePossessives show whose something is. adding 's just like the singular noun.  Write the noun; change no letters; drop no letters; and then simply add 's.  This rule is always the same for each plural noun that does not end in "s."

Example:
men - men's

 
 
 

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes and "s" ('s) to make the possessives in the following sentences.

1. These women hats are sold in this store.

These women's hats are sold in this store.

2. The children party was a great success.

The children's party was a great success.

3. The mice tracks were everywhere in the dust.

The mice's tracks were everywhere in the dust.

4. We followed the two deer tracks in the snow.

We followed the two deer's tracks in the snow.

5. The geese flight was smooth and graceful.

The geese's flight was smooth and graceful.

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