Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quiz for Lessons 411 - 415 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes in the following sentences.

1. Capn, can I bother you for a few minutes?

2. His us look just like my ns.

3. I wish everyone had the spirit of 76.

4. Its raining again, but its worth it to me.

5. I spose that you want your money back.

6. Its mother wont let me see if its okay.

7. Theyre goin to be here at four oclock.

8. Dont do that again because youre a better person than that.

9. Your mother said your ts looked like ls, and you run your sentences together with ands.

10. Ive had it with you if you shant help me pass the class.


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Answers:

1. Cap'n, can I bother you for a few minutes?

2. His u's look just like my n's.

3. I wish everyone had the spirit of '76.

4. It's raining again, but it's worth it to me.

5. I s'pose that you want your money back.

6. Its mother won't let me see if it's okay.

7. They're goin' to be here at four o'clock.

8. Don't do that again because you're a better person than that.

9. Your mother said your t's looked like l's, and you run your sentences together with and's.

10. I've had it with you if you shan't help me pass the class.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Lesson 415 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Use an apostrophe to indicate the plural of letters, numbers, signs, and words referred to as words. The letter, number, sign or word is italicized but the apostrophe and "s" ('s) is not.

Examples: y's, 7's, &'s, and's

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes in the following sentences.

1. Your fs look like bs when you write.

2. Your speech had too many uhs in it.

3. Your 3s and 5s need to be clearer.

4. Always spell out your ands and don't use &s in your writing.

5. There are too many etcs in this paper.


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Answers:

1. Your f 's look like b's when you write.

2. Your speech had too many uh's in it.

3. Your 3's and 5's need to be clearer.

4. Always spell out your and's and don't use &'s in your writing.

5. There are too many etc's in this paper.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lesson 414 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

In writing conversation, use apostrophes to show letters omitted in colloquial or careless speech.

Example: He prob'ly will be playin' football.

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes in the following sentences.

1. We are all goin with you tonight.

2. I am runnin this place, and I am not wantin any help.

3. I do not want help from you r anyone else.

4. This souwestern will be a bad storm.

5. I blieve I will be going now.


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Answers:

1. We are all goin' with you tonight.

2. I am runnin' this place, and I am not wantin' any help.

3. I do not want help from you 'r anyone else.

4. This sou'western will be a bad storm.

5. I b'lieve I will be going now.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lesson 413 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Use the apostrophe with the contraction o'clock (of the clock) and before the last two digits of a year. Example: I was born in '40. (the year 1940)

Instructions: Supply the apostrophes in the following sentences.

1. I graduated in 58.

2. He said that he would be here by six oclock.

3. In 41 we had the day of infamy.

4. The whole thing was over by eight oclock in 85.

5. Santa still had not come by five oclock in the morning.


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Answers:

1. I graduated in '58.

2. He said that he would be here by six o'clock.

3. In '41 we had the day of infamy.

4. The whole thing was over by eight o'clock in '85.

5. Santa still had not come by five o'clock in the morning.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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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Monday, July 30, 2012

Lesson 411 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Apostrophes

Use the apostrophe in writing contractions. The apostrophe shows that a letter or letters have been omitted. A pronoun and a verb or a verb with the word "not" are the commonest contractions. Examples: you are = you're, do not = don't

Some contractions stand for more than one pair of words. Example: she is or she has = she's

Three contractions are irregular. They are shall not = shan't, will not = won't, and cannot = can't.

Instructions: Write the contractions of the following pairs of words.

1. we are it is you have who is has not

2. I will I am she will she shall I shall

3. I have we shall they are are not did not

4. he is you will you are is not had not

5. was not have not could not we would they will

6. should not does not there is they have you would

7. were not would not that is I had will not


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Answers:

1. we're it's you've who's hasn't

2. I'll I'm she'll she'll I'll

3. I've we'll they're aren't didn't

4. he's you'll you're isn't hadn't

5. wasn't haven't couldn't we'd they'll

6. shouldn't doesn't there's they've you'd

7. weren't wouldn't that's I'd won't

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