Apostrophes With Possessive Nouns And Capitalization/Apostrophes With Degree Titles

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Apostrophes With Possessive Nouns And Capitalization/Apostrophes With Degree Titles

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the following sentences that use the apostrophe correctly in the word Illinois. 
    • A. 

      Illinois' governor is Bruce Rauner.

    • B. 

      Illinois governor is Bruce Rauner.

    • C. 

      Illinois's governor is Bruce Rauner.

    • D. 

      Illinoises governor is Bruce Rauner.

  • 2. 
    _______ car is faster than mine.
    • A. 

      Joshs

    • B. 

      Joshs'

    • C. 

      Josh's

    • D. 

      Josh'es

  • 3. 
    The following is the correct use of the apostrophe in the word engineer.Hundreds of people were standing in front of the convention center for the engineer's conference hosted by GE.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following sentences uses the apostrophe correctly?
    • A. 

      There is no grass left in the field due to the deers's over-eating.

    • B. 

      There is no grass left in the field due to the deers' over-eating.

    • C. 

      There is no grass left in the field due to the deerses over-eating.

  • 5. 
    Choose the sentence that shows that Bob and Melinda each own a laptop.
    • A. 

      Bob and Melinda's laptops were sitting on the table.

    • B. 

      Bob's and Melinda laptops were sitting on the table.

    • C. 

      Bob's and Melinda's laptops were sitting on the table.

  • 6. 
    Select the following sentence that correctly writes John's degree. 
    • A. 

      John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 2013.

    • B. 

      John earned his bachelor of science degree in engineering in 2013.

    • C. 

      John earned his Bachelor of science degree in engineering in 2013.

    • D. 

      John earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering in 2013.

  • 7. 
    Choose the sentence that correctly describes the type of general reference.
    • A. 

      Kevin earned his Bachelor's degree last semester.

    • B. 

      Kevin earned his bachelor degree last semester.

    • C. 

      Kevin earned his bachelor's degree last semester.

    • D. 

      Kevin earned his bachelors degree last semester.

  • 8. 
    When is it appropriate to use abbreviations for academic degrees (M.S.,B.S.,Ph.D.)?
    • A. 

      When the author is lazy.

    • B. 

      When there is a long list of people with academic degrees.

    • C. 

      When use of the full length word would be cumbersome.

    • D. 

      When multiple academic degrees are possessed by the same person.

  • 9. 
    Choose the sentence that correctly shows possession of the boat.
    • A. 

      Carol and my boat is sitting at the dock.

    • B. 

      Carol's and mine boat is sitting at the dock.

    • C. 

      Carol's and my boat is sitting at the dock.

    • D. 

      Carol and mine boat is sitting at the dock.

  • 10. 
    Choose the sentence that correctly shows ownership by the Jones family.
    • A. 

      The Jones's house is at the end of the road.

    • B. 

      The Jones' house is at the end of the road.

    • C. 

      The Joneses' house is at the end of the road.

    • D. 

      The Joneses house is at the end of the road.

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