Apostrophes - Check Your Knowledge!

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Apostrophes - Check Your Knowledge! - Quiz

Check your knowledge of apostrophes! Essential for success in the writing sections of GCSE English. A quiz made by Ms Usher for students at GHS.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Correct or incorrect? The cats enjoyed their dinner. 

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct
    Explanation
    The given statement "The cats enjoyed their dinner" is grammatically correct and does not contain any errors. It conveys a clear and complete thought, indicating that the cats had a positive experience during their mealtime.

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  • 2. 

    Correct or incorrect? One of Shakespeares most famous plays is Romeo and Juliet. 

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    B. Incorrect
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect because Romeo and Juliet is indeed one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. It is a tragic love story that has been widely studied and performed for centuries. The play explores themes of love, fate, and feuding families, and has had a profound impact on literature and popular culture.

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  • 3. 

    Correct or incorrect?A tiger's stripes are yellow and black. 

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct
    Explanation
    A tiger's stripes are indeed yellow and black. Tigers have a unique pattern of dark black stripes that are set against a lighter, yellowish-orange fur. This distinctive coloration helps tigers blend into their natural habitat, such as grasslands or forests, and provides them with camouflage while hunting or hiding from potential threats.

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  • 4. 

    Correct or incorrect? The rats tail was very long. 

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    B. Incorrect
    Explanation
    The given statement states that "The rats tail was very long." However, the correct answer is "Incorrect." This suggests that the rat's tail was not very long, contradicting the statement.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the correct sentence.

    • A.

      The dog ate the babie's rattles.

    • B.

      The dog ate the babies rattles,

    • C.

      The dog ate the babies' rattles.

    Correct Answer
    C. The dog ate the babies' rattles.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "The dog ate the babies' rattles." This is because the word "babies'" indicates possession, meaning that the rattles belong to the babies. The use of the apostrophe after the "s" shows that there is more than one baby and that the rattles belong to all of them collectively.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the correct sentence. 

    • A.

      Look at the dalmations spots!

    • B.

      Look at that dalmation's spots'!

    • C.

      Look at that dalmations' spots!

    • D.

      Look at that dalmation's spots!

    • E.

      Look at that dalmations spots'!

    Correct Answer
    D. Look at that dalmation's spots!
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "Look at that dalmation's spots!" because it correctly uses the possessive form of "dalmation" to indicate that the spots belong to the dalmation.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct sentence. 

    • A.

      James new bag was black.

    • B.

      James' new bag was black.

    • C.

      Jame'ss new bag was black.

    Correct Answer
    B. James' new bag was black.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "James' new bag was black." The possessive form of "James" is indicated by the apostrophe followed by the letter "s". This shows that the bag belongs to James.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the right sentence.

    • A.

      Its actually not raining today.

    • B.

      It's actually not raining today.

    Correct Answer
    B. It's actually not raining today.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "It's actually not raining today." This sentence correctly uses the contraction "It's" to mean "It is" and includes the adverb "actually" to emphasize the statement. Additionally, the use of the present continuous tense "raining" indicates that the action is happening at the present moment.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the correct sentence.

    • A.

      The cats ate the dogs dinner.

    • B.

      The cats ate the dog's dinner.

    • C.

      The cats' ate the dog's dinner.

    Correct Answer
    B. The cats ate the dog's dinner.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "The cats ate the dog's dinner." This sentence is correct because it uses the possessive form of "dog" (dog's) to show that the dinner belongs to the dog. Additionally, "cats" is pluralized correctly and there are no other grammatical errors in the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the right sentence.

    • A.

      The cat chased its tail.

    • B.

      The cat chased it's tail.

    • C.

      The cat chased its' tail.

    Correct Answer
    A. The cat chased its tail.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The cat chased its tail." The word "its" is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership. In this sentence, it is used to show that the tail belongs to the cat. The word "it's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has," and it is not appropriate in this context. The word "its'" is not a grammatically correct form and should not be used.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the right sentence.

    • A.

      Theyve eaten lots of chocolate this year. Its very worrying as theyve had to go to the vet twice.

    • B.

      They've eaten lots' of chocolate this year. It's very worrying as theyve had to go to the vet twice.

    • C.

      They've eaten lots of chocolate this year. It's very worrying as they've had to go to the vet twice.

    • D.

      They've eaten lot's of chocolate this year. It's very worrying as they've had to go to the vet twice.

    Correct Answer
    C. They've eaten lots of chocolate this year. It's very worrying as they've had to go to the vet twice.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They've eaten lots of chocolate this year. It's very worrying as they've had to go to the vet twice." This sentence uses correct grammar and punctuation. It also conveys the intended meaning that the person or people in question have eaten a large amount of chocolate, which is concerning because they have had to visit the veterinarian twice as a result.

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  • 12. 

    Last but not least!

    • A.

      Lots of the questions in this quiz are straightforward but lots are hard - its confusing!

    • B.

      Lot's of the questions in this quiz are straightforward but lots' are hard - it's confusing!

    • C.

      Lots of the questions in this quiz are straightforward but lots are hard - it's confusing!

    Correct Answer
    C. Lots of the questions in this quiz are straightforward but lots are hard - it's confusing!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lots of the questions in this quiz are straightforward but lots are hard - it's confusing!" because it uses the correct spelling and punctuation. The word "lots" is spelled correctly and the possessive form of "lot" is used correctly with an apostrophe before the "s". The contraction "it's" is used correctly to mean "it is". Additionally, the hyphen is used correctly to connect the two clauses.

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