The Thomas Hardye School

Weekly Literacy Focus

Week Twenty Three


March 13th 2017

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Apostrophes for omission
(show that letters are missin’)

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Sometimes, writers try to show accent using apostrophes in this way:

Some people in Dorset say: wa’er.                 or perhaps:                     The desert is ‘ot.

Do + not

Don’t be afraid of contractions in language; they’re just two words squeezed together.

The apostrophe replaces the missing letter(s):

I am = I’m 

They would = They’d 

who is = who’s 

you + will = you’ll (pronouns + verbs)

is + not = isn’t 

can + not = can’t   (negation)

This student’s pleased, because they know how to use apostrophes.  

student + is

 

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