ACT English Practice: Apostrophes


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Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

I wanted to take my car, but Joe's and Sandy's truck was the only vehicle that would fit all of us.

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Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Eager to get started, the students paid close attention to they're teacher's instructions.


Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Jonathan knows that his students dont respect him unless he can enforce the rules consistently.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An apostrophe is a punctuation mark that is used for two main purposes: to show possession, or to show contractions where letters have been left out of a word. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your knowledge of when to use an apostrophe in a sentence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to test your understanding of the following:

  • Possessive use of apostrophes
  • Contraction use of apostrophes

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences- compare apostrophes to show possession to apostrophes used to show contraction
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about apostrophe placement
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to use apostrophes in both singular and plural form

Additional Learning

To learn more about apostrophes, review the accompanying lesson on Apostrophes in ACT English. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining apostrophes
  • Using apostrophes to show possessive form
  • Using apostrophes to show contractions, where letters have been left out of a word