Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following choices is the correct possessive pronoun to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The teacher told me that the choice was _____.

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Which of the following choices is the correct possessive pronoun to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

_____ daughter is five years old.


Which of the following choices is the correct contraction to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

_____ coming to dinner tonight?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This distinction between possessive pronouns, contractions, and the correct use of the apostrophe is a source of confusion for many writers. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your ability to use contractions and possessive pronouns correctly in your writing.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Correct use of possessive pronouns at the end of a sentence
  • The correct possessive pronoun to include at the beginning of a sentence
  • Your ability to choose the correct contraction
  • Your knowledge of the correct possessive pronoun for the beginning of a sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on possessive pronouns and contractions
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge of possessive pronouns and contractions to choose correct words and complete sample sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more, so you can avoid common errors and confusion regarding the use of contractions, possessive pronouns, and the apostrophe, review the following lesson named Possessive Pronouns & Contractions: Definition & Examples. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define apostrophe, contraction, and possessive pronoun
  • Differentiate between apostrophe use in contractions and to indicate possession
  • Identify some of the most common contractions
  • Understand that possessive pronouns do not include apostrophes
  • Apply your knowledge of contractions to test for correct use of apostrophes
  • Differentiate between possessive pronouns and indefinite pronouns