Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes
Do not confuse the contractionsContractions are two or more words combined together with an apostrophe. Source: Lesson 7 (it's, who's, they're, you're) with the
possessiveSome personal pronouns are called possessives because they show whose something is. They are the following pronouns: my, mine, your, yours, his, her, hers, its, our, ours, their, and theirs.
Source: Lesson 23 pronounsA pronoun is a word that replaces a noun or a group of words used as a noun.
Source: Lesson 21 (its, whose, their, your).
Instructions: Choose the correct forms from the words in parentheses in the following sentences.
1. (It's, Its) about time you started looking for (your, you're) shoes.
2. (They're, their) coming at about nine for (they're, their) children.
3. (It's, Its) mouth was sore because (it's, its) chewing all the time.
4. (Whose, who's) briefcase will you be using for (your, you're) papers?
5. (Your, You're) going to be late, but (whose, who's) going to be on time?