Apostrophes for Contractions

Contractions Worksheets

Contractions are common in spoken English and informal writing. A contraction is a shortened or abbreviated form of a word or phrase. For example: ‘I will‘ can be shortened to form the contraction ‘I’ll

Apostrophes are used to replace the missing letter/s.

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Forming Contractions

Join the words together to form contractions.

Contractions Cut & Paste 1

Cut and Paste to match each phrase to it’s shortened form.

Contractions Cut & Paste 2

Cut and Paste to match each phrase to it’s shortened form.

 

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Contractions: Shading Phrases 1

Shade the correct bubbles to show which words have been shortened to form the contractions.

Contractions: Shading Phrases 2

Shade the correct bubbles to show which words have been shortened to form the contractions.

Forming & Using Contractions

Make contractions from given phrases then use them to complete sentences.

 

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Word + ‘is’ & ‘not’

Worksheet

Word Search

Word + ‘are’ & ‘have’

Worksheet

Word Search

‘not’ ‘is’ ‘had’ ‘would’

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Word Search

 

Apostrophes for Contractions and Apostrophes for Possessive Nouns

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Contraction or Possessive Noun?

Circle to show whether the word is a contraction or a possessive noun.

Contraction or Possessive Noun? 2

Shade the bubble to show where the apostrophe belongs and whether the word is a contraction or a possessive noun.

Missing Apostrophes

Apostrophes for contractions and possessive nouns are missing. Rewrite the sentences with correct use of apostrophes.

 

 

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