Apostrophes Quiz

Today’s quiz will help you review apostrophes. Scroll down for the answers. (To read an explanation about placing apostrophes correctly, click here. To view a video about apostrophes, click here.)

1.  I saw scratch marks near the lock on the front door of the Browns house.

2. Officer Lewis investigation was thorough and efficient.

3.  The Browns were out of down all weekend.

4.  A TV in the childrens bedroom was missing.

5.  Mrs. Browns jewelry box was still in its usual place, undisturbed.

ANSWERS

1.  I saw scratch marks near the lock on the front door of the Browns’ house.  (house of Browns)

2. Officer Lewis’ investigation was thorough and efficient.  (investigation of Officer Lewis – “Lewis’s” is also correct)

3.  The Browns were out of down all weekend.  (no apostrophe: there’s no “of” idea)

4.  A TV in the children’s bedroom was missing.  (bedroom of the children)

5.  Mrs. Brown’s jewelry box was still in its usual place, undisturbed.  (jewelry box of Mrs. Brown) (For more apostrophes practice, click here.)

empty jewelry box

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