Possessive, Plural, Or Contraction?

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Possessive, Plural, Or Contraction? - Quiz

Students will determine whether the words in a given sentence are contractions, plurals, or possessives


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Griffen's going to be a poet one day.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    B. Contraction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contraction" because the sentence includes the word "Griffen's," which is a contraction of "Griffen is." This contraction combines the noun "Griffen" with the verb "is" to form a shorter and more informal way of expressing the idea that Griffen will become a poet in the future.

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  • 2. 

    Michael's drawings are very creative.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    A. Possessive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is possessive because the sentence is describing the drawings belonging to Michael. The word "Michael's" is a possessive form indicating ownership or association.

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  • 3. 

    There are over 700 (students) in 7th grade at BRMS

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    C. Plural
    Explanation
    The given sentence "There are over 700 (students) in 7th grade at BRMS" indicates that there are more than one student in the 7th grade at BRMS. The word "students" is in plural form, referring to multiple individuals. Therefore, the correct answer is "plural".

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  • 4. 

    (Chris's) favorite sport is football.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    A. Possessive
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Chris's favorite sport is football" indicates possession. The use of the possessive form "Chris's" shows that the sport belongs to Chris. This is why the correct answer is "possessive".

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  • 5. 

    I hope they're going to have fireworks on the 4th of July.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    B. Contraction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contraction" because the sentence includes the contraction "they're" which is a shortened form of "they are." Contractions are formed by combining two words and replacing one or more letters with an apostrophe. In this case, "they're" is used to indicate that the subject "they" are going to have fireworks on the 4th of July.

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  • 6. 

    My (cousin's) house is so much fun to visit.  They have a pool, a big yard, and a great playroom.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    A. Possessive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "possessive" because the sentence is describing something that belongs to the cousin's house. The possessive form is used to show ownership or possession, indicating that the house belongs to the cousin.

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  • 7. 

    (It's) going to be very nice weather this week.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    B. Contraction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contraction." In the given sentence, the word "It's" is used, which is a contraction of "it" and "is." Contractions are formed by combining two words and replacing some letters with an apostrophe. In this case, the contraction "It's" is used to mean "It is."

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  • 8. 

    I feel so bad for all of the water (creatures) in the Gulf of Mexico right now.

    • A.

      Possessive

    • B.

      Contraction

    • C.

      Plural

    Correct Answer
    C. Plural
    Explanation
    The given statement refers to "all of the water creatures" in the Gulf of Mexico, indicating that there are multiple creatures in the water. Therefore, the correct answer is "plural."

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