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Apostrophes Quiz

1. Choose the correct sentence. A) Her husbands wallet was full of curious, little items. B) Her husband's wallet was full of curious, little items. C) Her husbands' wallet was full of curious, little items. 2. Choose the correct sentence. A) I went to my mother-in-law house for dinner last night. B) I went to my mother-in-law's house for dinner last night. C) I went to my mother-in-laws' house for dinner last night. 3. Choose the correct sentence. A) You may not enter Mr. Harris's office without his permission. B) You may not enter Mr. Harris office without his permission. C) You may not enter Mr. Harrises office without his permission. D) You may not enter Mr. Harrises' office without his permission. 4. Choose the correct sentence. A) The girls vitality and humor were infectious. [one girl] B) The girl's vitality and humor were infectious. [one girl] C) The girls' vitality and humor were infectious. [one girl] 5. Choose the correct sentence. A) The women's dresses are on the second floor. B) The womens dresses are on the second floor. C) The womens' dresses are on the second floor. 6. Choose the correct sentence.

A) It's a shame that had to happen. B) Its a shame that had to happen. 7. Choose the correct sentence. A) Its hard to believe that winter is almost here. B) It's hard to believe that winter is almost here. 8. Choose the correct sentence. A) Her mother and fathers business went bankrupt. B) Her mother and father's business went bankrupt. C) Her mother and father business went bankrupt. 9. Choose the correct sentence. A) It is his word against mine. B) It is his' word against mine. 10. Choose the correct sentence. A) The actresses costumes looked beautiful on them. B) The actresses' costumes looked beautiful on them. C) The actresse's costumes looked beautiful on them. D) The actress' costumes looked beautiful on them. 11. Choose the correct sentence. A) Sharon arriving was unexpected. B) Sharon's arriving was unexpected. C) Sharons arriving was unexpected. D) Sharons' arriving was unexpected. 12. Choose the correct sentence.

A) The movie had its desired effect. B) The movie had it's desired effect.
Quiz Results 1. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: B Her husband's wallet was full of curious, little items.

Explanation: Place the apostrophe before the "s" to show singular possession. Your Answer: Not Answered

2. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: B I went to my mother-in-law's house for dinner last night.

Explanation: With a singular compound noun, show possession with 's at the end of the word. Your Answer: Not Answered

3. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: A You may not enter Mr. Harris's office without his permission.

Explanation: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred. Your Answer: Not Answered

4. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: B The girl's vitality and humor were infectious. [one girl]

Explanation: Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession. Your Answer: Not Answered

5. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: A The women's dresses are on the second floor.

Explanation: To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe. Your Answer: Not Answered

6. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: A It's a shame that had to happen.

Explanation: Use an apostrophe when "it's" is a contraction for it is or it has. Your Answer: Not Answered

7. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: B It's hard to believe that winter is almost here.

Explanation: Use an apostrophe when "it's" is a contraction for it is or it has. Your Answer: Not Answered

8. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: B Her mother and father's business went bankrupt.

Explanation: Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item. Your Answer: Not Answered

9. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: A It is his word against mine.

Explanation: Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe. Your Answer: Not Answered

10. Choose the correct sentence.

Correct Answer: B

The actresses' costumes looked beautiful on them.

Explanation: To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe. Your Answer: Not Answered

11. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: B Sharon's arriving was unexpected.

Explanation: Use the possessive case in front of a gerund (-ing word). If the gerund has a pronoun in front of it, use the possessive form of that pronoun. Your Answer: Not Answered

12. Choose the correct sentence. Correct Answer: A The movie had its desired effect.

Explanation: Dont use an apostrophe when its is possessive; i.e., it isnt a contraction for it is or it has. Your Answer: Not Answered