Nouns: Distinguishing Plurals, Possessives And Contractions Quiz!

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Nouns: Distinguishing Plurals, Possessives And Contractions Quiz! - Quiz

At the end of a word, apostrophe punctuation is marked near or end of the word, making a possessive noun or helps in contraction. It is the combining of two words with an apostrophe replacing the place of omitted letters. Take this quiz to test your grammar skills and knowledge about possessive, contraction, and identify the type in the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Pony Express was around in the early (1860s).

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plual

    Correct Answer
    C. Plual
    Explanation
    The word "plual" is a misspelling of the word "plural." In the given sentence, the correct word to use is "plural" because it refers to more than one Pony Express. The sentence is stating that the Pony Express was around in the early 1860s, indicating that there were multiple Pony Expresses during that time period.

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  • 2. 

    (Russell's) better known than Senator Willam Gwin, the man who helped him

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plual

    Correct Answer
    B. Contraction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contraction" because the sentence includes the use of an apostrophe to combine the words "Willam" and "is" into "Willam's." This is a contraction, which is a shortened form of two words combined with an apostrophe.

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  • 3. 

    The mail (prices) once cost five dollar for a one-half-ounce letter.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plual

    Correct Answer
    C. Plual
  • 4. 

    The (Old West's) method of delivering mail was the Pony Express.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plual

    Correct Answer
    A. Possessive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "possessive" because the word "Old West's" is indicating possession or ownership. It is showing that the method of delivering mail belonged to or was associated with the Old West.

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  • 5. 

    Some famous Pone Express (riders) included historical figures like "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plual

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Possessive
    C. Plual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is possessive and plural. The sentence mentions "Pone Express (riders)," indicating that the term "Pone Express" is being used in a possessive form to describe the riders. Additionally, the word "included" suggests that there were multiple riders, making the term "riders" plural.

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  • 6. 

    My _________ rooms are always a mess.

    • A.

      Sister's

    • B.

      Sisters'

    • C.

      Sisters

    • D.

      Sister

    Correct Answer
    B. Sisters'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sisters'". This is because the possessive form of "sister" is formed by adding an apostrophe (') after the plural noun "sisters", indicating that the mess belongs to multiple sisters.

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  • 7. 

    That _________ ears are huge!

    • A.

      Elephant's

    • B.

      Elephants'

    • C.

      Elephant

    • D.

      Elephants

    Correct Answer
    A. Elephant's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "elephant's" because the word "ears" is possessive, indicating that the ears belong to the elephant. The apostrophe followed by the letter "s" shows ownership or possession.

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  • 8. 

    The teacher looked at all the _________ work and chose the best artist

    • A.

      Student's

    • B.

      Students'

    • C.

      Students

    • D.

      Student

    Correct Answer
    B. Students'
    Explanation
    The teacher looked at all the students' work and chose the best artist. This answer is correct because the sentence is referring to the work of multiple students, indicating possession or ownership by using the plural form of the word "students" and adding an apostrophe after the "s" to show possession.

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  • 9. 

    All the _______ uniforms got dirty at that game.

    • A.

      Boy's

    • B.

      Boys'

    • C.

      Boys

    • D.

      Boy

    Correct Answer
    B. Boys'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "boys'". This is because the sentence is referring to the uniforms belonging to multiple boys. The apostrophe before the "s" indicates possession, showing that the uniforms belong to the boys.

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  • 10. 

    Our ________ blades need sharpening.

    • A.

      Skate's

    • B.

      Skates'

    • C.

      Skates

    • D.

      Skate

    Correct Answer
    B. Skates'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "skates'". This is because the sentence is referring to the blades of multiple skates, indicating possession. The apostrophe is used to show that the blades belong to the skates.

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