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    Default Punctuation Apostrophe

    Blue colour is my answer, am I get the questions right?

    A.1. (There's , Theirs) the reason Mary excels in Math.

    2. (Ours , Ours' ) is truly an outstanding Explorer Unit.

    3. (Your, You're) the person who is always late.

    4.(Its, It's) a computer's task to work with information.

    5.(Their, They're) confidence is at an all-time high.

    6.(Whose, Who's) going to hear Anne sing Aida?

    7.(Your, You're) text doesn't have all the information.

    8.(Theirs, There's) the companyeveryone suspects.

    9.(Its , It's)assets are estimated to be in the billions.

    10.(Whose, Who's) book can that be?

    B. Change to the correct answer from the () below.

    "Be always sure (your)you're right-then go ahead."
    (Thats)That's what Davy Crockett said. One (things)thing for sure in this world: (its)it's easy to get advice. (Wouldnt)Wouldn't it be interesting if we could charge the person (whose)Whose giving advice if the advice (didn't) didn't work out? On the other hand, (its)it's not likely to make much difference. (Whose)Who's willing to accept advice anyway? There aren't of us!


    c. the apostrophe in the italicized words or numbers may be either incorrectly used or even omitted.

    1.Here's a Swannson who spells his name with two n's.
    No Change


    2. The kickoff is scheduled for six o'clock.


    3. Roger believes it's necessary to get a good education.


    4.Negative people fill the world with don'ts.


    5. "The Spirit of 76! Catch it!" was the slogan.
    No Change

    6. We'd borrow more money if we could pay it back.


    7. A dog wagging its tail is always a pleasing sight.
    No Change


    8.Experts believe dotting is reveals personality.
    No Change


    9. Upside down, what numbers do the 9's resemble


    10. Who's going to talk to the committee chairperson?


    11.He was born in 1959.

    12.The baby cut its teeth on the hard rubber ring.
    No Change


    13.Arnold promised he'd be checking in about noon.


    14. The y's look different after they are printed out.

    15. No one knows yet whether it's a good investment.

    16. We won't quibble when you return merchandise.

    17.The name appears on the mailbox as The Johnson's.

    18.What? You don't recall the blizzard of '18?
    No Change


    19. Who's going to call Emilio with the news?


    20. Your 7's look like so many tiny flags.

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    (Thats)That's what Davy Crockett said. One (things)thing's for sure in this world: (its)it's easy to get advice. (Wouldnt)Wouldn't it be interesting if we could charge the person who's giving advice if the advice (didn't) didn't work out? On the other hand, (its)it's not likely to make much difference. (Whose)Who's willing to accept advice anyway?
    There aren't of us! - What does this mean???

    Note : 'who's giving advice' and 'whose advice we're taking'

    8.Experts believe dotting is reveals personality.
    What does this mean???

    kick-off should be hyphenated, though you will see it written without, but not as one word

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    Default Re: Punctuation Apostrophe

    "Experts believe dotting "i"s reveals personality"

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    There aren't of us! - What does this mean???


    Sorry! I was missing something...



    There aren't many of us!




    Thank you so much for helping me!

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