Apostrophe: Use & Examples


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What are the ways apostrophes are used?

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1. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

2. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is an apostrophe, and why and in what ways is it used? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of this punctuation mark and the rules that apply to its uses.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify the ways in which the apostrophe is used
  • The ability to identify a correct way to use an apostrophe
  • The ability to identify the correct way to use an apostrophe when showing possession with a plural noun ending in 's'
  • The proper way to contract the possessive form of 'it'
  • How to express the plural possessive of 'child'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the various uses of the apostrophe
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding possession and apostrophe usage and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of apostrophes for irregular plural possessives and non-possessive plurals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about contractions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this grammatical subject, review the accompanying lesson called Apostrophe: Use, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what an apostrophe is
  • Explain and show examples of contractions
  • Illustrate the use of apostrophes to show possession
  • Show the proper use of apostrophes for plural possessives
  • Discuss common apostrophe mistakes, such as the omission of the apostrophe
  • Explore examples throughout the lesson