Possessive Apostrophes by wanghonghx

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									Possessive Apostrophes
              Simple Rule
  Place the apostrophe immediately
     after the name of the owner
               Examples
 The  man’s beard = the beard of the man
 The men’s laughter = the laughter of the
  men
 The dog’s bowl = the bowl of the dog
 The dogs’ bowls = the bowls of the dogs
 The ladies’ changing rooms = of the
  ladies
 The women’s changing rooms = of the
  women
              Exercise 1
Rewrite in a form which requires an
   apostrophe.
1. The questions of the pupils
2. The response of the audience
3. The roar of the crowd
4. The hop of a frog
5. The fragrance of the flowers
6. The enthusiasm of the boy
              Exercise 1
7. The bright dresses of the women
8. The voices of the policemen
9. The evidence of the witnesses
10. The tail of the mouse
                   Exercise 2
   The antennae of the butterflies
   The paw of the cat
   The waiting room for ladies
   The games of children
   The headlights of the car
   The hands of the clock
   The wigs of the footmen
   The decision of the manager
   The wife of the ambassador
   The wives of the aldermen
               Exercise 3

 Joan   Perkins is the brides sister.
 After a moments thought he shook his
  head.
 The form of Pinder and Tuckwell is a well-
  established ladies and gentlemens
  outfitter.
 The Members Tent was overcrowded as
  usual.
               Exercise 3
 The  complaints of the parents were taken
  quite seriously by each form mistress.
 The childrens toys were scattered all over
  the floor
 Mr Briggs enjoys gentlemens relish.
 The princesses suitors were called in one
  by one.
 The Citizens Advice Bureau will help.
           Answers Exercise 2
   The butterflies’ antennae
   The cat’s paws
   The ladies’ waiting room
   The children’s games
   The car’s headlights
   The clock’s hands
   The footmen’s wigs
   The manager’s decision
   The ambassador’s wife
   The aldermen’s wives
      Answers Exercise 3
Use Apostrophe where necessary.
 Joan   Perkins is the bride’s sister.
 After a moment’s thought he shook his
  head.
 The form of Pinder and Tuckwell is a well-
  established ladies’ and gentlemen’s
  outfitter.
 The Members’ Tent was overcrowded as
  usual.
        Exercise 3 Answers
 The  complaints of the parents were taken
  quite seriously by each form mistress.
 The children’s toys were scattered all over
  the floor
 Mr Briggs enjoys gentlemen’s relish.
 The princesses’ suitors were called in one
  by one.
 The Citizens’ Advice Bureau will help

								
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