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Using apostrophes to spell shortened forms of words


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We can join two words by putting the words together and missing out some of the letters. Where letters have been missed out to join two words together, we use an apostrophe. For example, the words do and not can be made into one word by missing out the o in not. The o is replaced by the apostrophe -> don't. We can also join "is" to another word by missing out the "i" and replacing it with an apostrophe. Read each of the following sentences carefully. Write the shortened form of the words in bold type into the box. Click on the "Finished" button to check your work.













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