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Lesson 412

Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

 

Do not confuse the contractions (it's, who's, they're, you're) with the possessive pronouns (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?

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. It's about time you started looking for your shoes.

 

2. They're coming at about nine for their children.

 

3. Its mouth was sore because it's chewing all the time.

 

4. Whose briefcase will you be using for your papers?

 

5. You're going to be late, but who's going to be on time?

 






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