Apostrophes are used to show possession. Listen to a historical account of how this evolved. Take a look at common misuses of the apostrophe.
Possessive pronouns do not need apostrophes. Test your apostrophe skills in an example paragraph.
Contractions join two words together. Apostrophes show where letters are left out. Test your skills in three different sentences.
Quotations signal who is speaking, what is being said, and when the speaker changes. Test your quotation skills in this activity.
Indirect speech interprets a source. Test your skills by removing quotation marks in this activity. Listen to this summary of the video.
Credits: Punctuation Explained: Apostrophes and Quotation Marks
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Recent technological developments such as email, text messages and online instant messaging have required many English expressions to be simplified, prompting people to question whether punctuation is still necessary. This program explores the continuing importance of learning to master punctuation and provides a straightforward review of apostrophes and quotation marks.
Length: 18 minutes
Copyright date: ©2010
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