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Week 7 - W/E 24th February

Week 7 – W/E 24th February

 

Apostrophes for belonging (singular)

 

If we want to show that something belongs to something else, we can use an apostrophe.

 

  • Lucy’s bag (the bag belongs to Lucy)
  • Mrs Lowden’s pen (the pen belongs to Mrs Lowden)
  • Today’s weather
  • The child’s coat

 

As you can see, the above examples are all ONE person or thing. Next week, we will look at what happens when you write about more than one.

 

You do not need to use an apostrophe for a possessive pronoun (yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs) because they already show belonging.

 

Can you think of any?

 

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