The Apostrophe Quiz: Grammar Test!

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If you have a great knowledge of English grammar, then take this apostrophe quiz! The apostrophe is mostly used when it comes to showing words that have been cut out or to show possession. Some people do not know where to put the punctuation mark as it can change a sentence's meaning. To test out if you belong to this group, we have designed this perfect quiz. Do give it a shot and get to polish your skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The news said that ____ going to rain tomorrow.

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Its

    • C.

      It's

    • D.

      Isn't

    Correct Answer
    C. It's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it's". This is because "it's" is a contraction of "it is", which is the appropriate phrase to use in this sentence. The sentence is stating that "it is going to rain tomorrow." The other options are incorrect because "it" is a pronoun, "its" is a possessive form of "it", and "isn't" is a contraction of "is not".

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  • 2. 

    Where did you leave _____ bike?

    • A.

      You

    • B.

      Your

    • C.

      You're

    • D.

      Youre

    Correct Answer
    B. Your
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "your" because it is the possessive form of "you" and is used to show ownership. In the sentence, it is asking about the location of the person's bike, indicating that the bike belongs to the person being addressed.

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  • 3. 

    I _________ see anything from where I was sitting.

    • A.

      Couldn't

    • B.

      Could'nt

    • C.

      Couldnt

    • D.

      Cant

    Correct Answer
    A. Couldn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "couldn't". This is the contraction of "could not", indicating the speaker's inability to see anything from their seated position.

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  • 4. 

    _____ leaving in 5 minutes so you better hurry up.

    • A.

      Wer'e

    • B.

      Where

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      We're

    Correct Answer
    D. We're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We're". This is because the sentence is referring to the speaker and someone else who will be leaving in 5 minutes. "We're" is the contraction of "we are", indicating that both the speaker and the other person are leaving soon.

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  • 5. 

    A snake uses ___ tongue to sense what is happening around it.

    • A.

      It's

    • B.

      Its

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      Its'

    Correct Answer
    B. Its
    Explanation
    A snake uses its tongue to sense what is happening around it. The possessive pronoun "its" is used to indicate that the tongue belongs to the snake.

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  • 6. 

    _____ very clever because you got 100% on your piano exam.

    • A.

      Youre

    • B.

      Your

    • C.

      You're

    • D.

      You

    Correct Answer
    C. You're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're" because it is the contraction of "you are," which makes sense in the given sentence. The sentence is expressing admiration or praise for someone's intelligence or skill in achieving a perfect score on their piano exam. Using "You're" indicates that the person being addressed is the one who achieved the high score.

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  • 7. 

    We only sell ______ in this fruit shop!

    • A.

      Apples

    • B.

      Apple's

    • C.

      Apples'

    • D.

      Apples's

    Correct Answer
    A. Apples
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "apples" because it is the plural form of the noun "apple" and matches the sentence structure. It indicates that the fruit shop exclusively sells multiple apples.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

    • A.

      Its time to buy new book's for our semester two class's.

    • B.

      Its time to buy new books for our semester two classes.

    • C.

      It's time to buy new books for our semester two classes.

    • D.

      It's time to buy new book's for our semester two classes'.

    Correct Answer
    C. It's time to buy new books for our semester two classes.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's time to buy new books for our semester two classes." This sentence uses apostrophes correctly by using "It's" as a contraction of "It is." The apostrophe is placed before the "s" to indicate the missing letter "i." Additionally, the word "books" is plural and does not require an apostrophe. The word "classes" is also plural and does not require an apostrophe.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the sentence that uses the apostrophes correctly.

    • A.

      Both the DVD and it's packaging were damaged when the shopping carts ran over them.

    • B.

      Both the DVD and it's packaging were damaged when the shopping cart's ran over them.

    • C.

      Both the DVD and its packaging were damaged when the shopping cart's ran over them.

    • D.

      Both the DVD and its packaging were damaged when the shopping carts ran over them.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both the DVD and its packaging were damaged when the shopping carts ran over them.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Both the DVD and its packaging were damaged when the shopping carts ran over them" uses the apostrophes correctly. The word "its" is used to show possession, indicating that the packaging belongs to the DVD. The word "carts" does not require an apostrophe because it is used in a plural form, indicating more than one shopping cart.

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  • 10. 

    The boy was lost and ______ know what to do.

    • A.

      Did'nt

    • B.

      Didnt

    • C.

      Don't

    • D.

      Didn't

    Correct Answer
    D. Didn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and requires the negative form of the auxiliary verb "do." "Didn't" is the contraction of "did not," which is the correct form to use in this context.

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  • 11. 

    Tom __________ been overseas yet but wants to go next year.

    • A.

      Hasnt

    • B.

      Hasn't

    • C.

      Has'nt

    • D.

      Has

    Correct Answer
    B. Hasn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hasn't" because it is the contraction of "has not," which is the appropriate form to use in the present perfect tense. This tense is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still ongoing or has just finished. In this sentence, Tom has not been overseas yet, indicating that the action of going overseas has not happened up until now.

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  • 12. 

    Callum, Jemma, and Susie _________ have stepped on the beehive.

    • A.

      Shouldn't

    • B.

      Shouldnt

    • C.

      Should'nt

    • D.

      Shouldnot

    Correct Answer
    A. Shouldn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't" because it is the contraction of "should not." In this sentence, it implies that Callum, Jemma, and Susie made a mistake by stepping on the beehive, and it is suggested that they should not have done so. The other options, "shouldnt," "should'nt," and "shouldnot," are not correct spellings or contractions of "should not."

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  • 13. 

    The kids went swimming all day and __________ been tired by the end.

    • A.

      Mustve

    • B.

      Mustv'e

    • C.

      Must've

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    C. Must've
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "must've" because it is a contraction of "must have." In this sentence, it suggests that the kids were tired by the end of the day because they had been swimming all day.

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  • 14. 

    _______ make lots of money one day because she works really hard.

    • A.

      Sh'ell

    • B.

      Shel'l

    • C.

      Shell

    • D.

      She'll

    Correct Answer
    D. She'll
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She'll". The given sentence is talking about someone who will make lots of money in the future because she works really hard. "She'll" is a contraction of "she will" and is the correct form to use in this context to indicate a future action.

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  • 15. 

    Once ______ forms are signed, the kids can finally go for camping.

    • A.

      Theyre

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      They're

    • D.

      There

    Correct Answer
    B. Their
    Explanation
    The word "their" indicates possession, meaning the forms belong to the kids. "They're" is a contraction for "they are" and doesn't fit the context. "There" is used to refer to a place or location, which is not relevant here.

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