Help with Apostrophes

by Craig Shrives

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Here is a video summarizing the use of apostrophes:
The rules for using apostrophes are covered in more detail in the following lesson:

Apostrophe Placement Game ("Tetris" Game)

Here is an interactive game to help you learn about using apostrophes for possession (e.g., "the dog's bone," "men's attitude") and apostrophes in time expressions (e.g., "two days' notice," "a week's salary").
Tip: If the game is playing slowly, you can use the controls below to remove the background text and image to speed up the game.
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More Specific Help with Using Apostrophes

If you need more specific help regarding apostrophes, you will find your answer in one of these more focused lessons:

Apostrophe Exercises

Here are the exercises related to using apostrophes:

Apostrophe Exercise (General Use). This exercise contains 28 dual-choice questions covering the use of apostrophes in contractions (e.g., can't, won’t), in temporal expressions (2 days' pay), and for possession (the dog's dinner, the dogs' dinner).

Apostrophe Exercise (Possession). This exercise contains 18 multiple-choice questions on apostrophes for possession.

Possessive Case Exercise. This exercise contains 18 multiple-choice questions on the possessive case in general.

Apostrophe Exercise (General Use). This exercise contains 18 multiple-choice questions on the general use of apostrophes.

Apostrophe Exercise (Temporal Expressions). This exercise contains 20 multiple-choice questions on the use of apostrophes in temporal expressions (e.g., a day's pay, two years' insurance).

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See Also

Using apostrophes Apostrophes for possession Apostrophe placement rules Apostrophe after s Apostrophe after z Apostrophe before s Apostrophes for awkward plurals Apostrophes after acronyms and abbreviations Apostrophes in contractions Apostrophes in expressions like 2 years' pay and a day's notice Apostrophes used incorrectly for plurals Apostrophe exercises Apostrophes in names Apostrophe misuse Apostrophes in contractions Using brackets parentheses Using colons Using commas Using dashes Using hyphens Using quotation marks Using semicolons "Apostrophes for possession" game (Tetris-style game) "Apostrophes in time expressions" game (Tetris-style game)

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