Lesson 405 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Apostrophes

Use an apostrophe to indicate possession with nouns. Use an apostrophe with each name to show separate ownership. Example: Becky’s and Pam’s dolls were lost.
Instructions: Supply the apostrophes and/or “s” to make the possessives in the following sentences.
1. Alaina and Eric sleds were both well used.
2. The children and infants clothing were in different parts of the store.
3. The hounds and the fox tracks went the same direction.
4. The bee and the butterfly lives are totally different.
5. Both men and women hats are sold in this store.
–For answers scroll down.

Answers:
1. Alaina’s and Eric’s sleds were both well used.
2. The children’s and infants’ clothing were in different parts of the store.
3. The hounds’ and the fox’s tracks went the same direction. (hound’s is also possible)
4. The bee’s and the butterfly’s lives are totally different.
5. Both men’s and women’s hats are sold in this store.

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from Daily Grammar Lessons Blog http://dailygrammarlessons.blogspot.com/2016/04/lesson-405-mechanics-punctuation.html

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