Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quiz for Lessons 406 - 410 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes and/or "s" to make the possessives in the following sentences.

1. Could I buy fifty cents worth of candy for the kids?

2. Somebodys shoes have been left in the living room.

3. His shoes are here, but where are yours?

4. His aunts nephew will be on television with Chansons group.

5. The cows udder was cut from jumping the neighbors fence.

6. Bob and Rays store will be open on Christmas.

7. Everybody elses help will be appreciated by my mothers family.

8. Just two days work will finish this room.

9. Anns and Marys costumes were the prettiest of everyones.

10. The women and girls ages were revealed to everyone.


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Answers:

1. Could I buy fifty cents' worth of candy for the kids?

2. Somebody's shoes have been left in the living room.

3. His shoes are here, but where are yours?

4. His aunt's nephew will be on television with Chanson’s group.

5. The cow's udder was cut from jumping the neighbor's fence.

6. Bob and Ray's store will be open on Christmas.

7. Everybody else's help will be appreciated by my mother's family.

8. Just two days' work will finish this room.

9. Ann's and Mary's costumes were the prettiest of everyone's.

10. The women's and girls' ages were revealed to everyone. (could be girl's)

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Lesson 410 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

As a rule, use the "of" phrase to show possession by (or connection with) inanimate objects. Example: the edge of the grass [not the lawn's edge]

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of the following sentences.

1. Will you get me the (horse's bridle, bridle of the horse).

2. The (jar's top, top of the jar) was broken.

3. We found the wrecked car at the (road's end, end of the road).

4. (My uncle's friend, The friend of my uncle's) will be here tomorrow.

5. All the (car's tires, tires of the car) were flat.


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Answers:

1. Will you get me the horse's bridle. (bridle of the horse). (Either would be correct)

2. The top of the jar was broken.

3. We found the wrecked car at the end of the road.

4. My uncle's friend (The friend of my uncle's) will be here tomorrow. (Either would be correct)

5. All the tires of the car were flat.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lesson 409 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Use the apostrophe with expressions of time, space, and amount. Example: He bought a dollar's worth of ice cream.

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes to make the possessives in the following sentences.

1. You are to be here in two hours time.

2. Can you spare a moments time to help me?

3. That store sells a quarters worth of candy for a dime.

4. The child had three pennies worth of candy in his sack.

5. To finish this job will take four days work.


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Answers:

1. You are to be here in two hours' time.

2. Can you spare a moment's time to help me?

3. That store sells a quarter's worth of candy for a dime.

4. The child had three pennies' worth of candy in his sack.

5. To finish this job will take four days' work.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lesson 408 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Use no apostrophe in personal, relative, or interrogative pronoun possessives. (Words like its, hers, his, ours, yours, theirs and whose) Example: This book must be yours. Whose is it?

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes to make the possessives in the following sentences.

1. This book must be someones.

2. Everyones voice will be heard but yours.

3. Whose idea was it to stay longer?

4. Somebodys wallet is on the ground. Is it hers?

5. I found anothers concept whose time had come similar to yours.


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Answers:

1. This book must be someone's.

2. Everyone's voice will be heard but yours.

3. Whose idea was it to stay longer?

4. Somebody's wallet is on the ground. Is it hers?

5. I found another's concept whose time had come similar to yours.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lesson 407 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

If the indefinite pronoun is followed by "else", then that word takes the apostrophe. Example: Somebody else's lock is on my locker.

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes and "s" ('s) to make the possessives in the following sentences.

1. Someone else effort caused the needed result.

2. We should always be aware of somebody else pain.

3. Everyone else coat has been hung up.

4. Does anyone else need mean anything to you?

5. No one else houses were damaged by the storm.


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Answers:

1. Someone else's effort caused the needed result.

2. We should always be aware of somebody else's pain.

3. Everyone else's coat has been hung up.

4. Does anyone else's need mean anything to you?

5. No one else's houses were damaged by the storm.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Lesson 406 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Indefinite pronouns show the possessive by adding 's. Example: one's idea

Indefinite pronouns are pronouns that do not point out specifically. They point out generally. They include such words as another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, both, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, many, neither, nobody, none, no one, one, other, others, some, somebody, and someone.

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes and "s" ('s) to make the possessives in the following sentences.

1. Anyone guess is as good as mine.

2. Someone stupidity is going to hurt everyone chances for success.

3. I think everybody views should be heard.

4. No one vote should be left out.

5. Is this anybody book?


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Answers:

1. Anyone's guess is as good as mine.

2. Someone's stupidity is going to hurt everyone's chances for success.

3. I think everybody's views should be heard.

4. No one's vote should be left out.

5. Is this anybody's book?

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