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Apostrophes Worksheet

Mark in any missing apostrophes.


Write a P if the apostrophe is showing possession (belonging to someone).
Write an O if the apostrophe is showing omission (missing letters).

1. Wheres he going now?

2. John borrowed Matthews pencil.

3. How come Bill left Daves party so early?

4. Weve been having lots of fun in English lessons.

5. Ive always wanted to be able to run fast.

6. The teachers desk is the biggest.

7. The players bats are looking a little worn (more than one player).

8. Bens taking his sons helmet to the match for him.

9. It was somebody elses idea to change the plans, not mine.

10. Whys the dog eating from the cats dish?

11. Whos he trying to fool? Its not me!

12. The teachers desk is bigger than the students desks (more than one student).

13. The teachers desk is bigger than the students desk (only one student).

14. My dogs been so sick lately and Im wondering if hes ever going to get better.

15. Id like to play with Harrys dog but hes too aggressive!

Extension Task: Once youve finished all of the examples, turn over
Apostrophes
and make up some of Worksheet: Teacher
your own examples on Notes
the back of this
sheet. Test them on a partner!
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Mark in any missing apostrophes.


Write a P if the apostrophe is showing possession (belonging to someone).
Write an O if the apostrophe is showing omission (missing letters).

1. Wheres (O) he going now?

2. John borrowed Matthews (P) pencil.

3. How come Bill left Daves (P) party so early?

4. Weve (O) been having lots of fun in English lessons.

5. Ive (O) always wanted to be able to run fast.

6. The teachers (P) desk is the biggest.

7. The players (P) bats are looking a little worn (more than one player).

8. Bens (O) taking his sons (P) helmet to the match for him.

9. It was somebody elses (P) idea to change the plans, not mine.

10. Whys (O) the dog eating from the cats (P) dish?

11. Whos (O) he trying to fool? Its (O) not me!

12. The teachers (P) desk is bigger than the students (P) desks (more than one
student).

13. The teachers (P) desk is bigger than the students (P) desk (only one student).

14. My dogs (O) been so sick lately and Im (O) wondering if hes (O) ever going to
get better.

15. Id (O) like to play with Harrys (P) dog but hes (O) too aggressive!