Possessives and Contractions
Pre-test


Read the numbered sentences carefully. Decide if there are any punctuation errors, and if so, choose among the letter choices for the correct way to punctuate the sentence. If you find there is no error, choose the letter choice "no error."

1. The donkies' saddle was placed on the ground after it was taken off.
A. The donky's saddle was placed on the ground after it was taken off.
B. The donkey's saddle was placed on the ground after it was taken off.
C. The donkies saddle was placed on the ground after it was taken off.
D. No error

2. The ladies dress was hung on a hanger in her closet.
A. The ladys' dress was hung on a hanger in her closet.
B. The ladies' dress was hung on a hanger in her closet.
C. The lady's dress was hung on a hanger in her closet.
D. No error

3. The woman's coat was found on a chair in the front room of her house.
A. The woman coat was found on a chair in the front room of her house.
B. The womans' coat was found on a chair in the front room of her house.
C. The womans coat was found on a chair in the front room of her house.
D. No error

4. The children's ideas were put on paper and placed on the bulletin board.
A. The childrens' ideas were put on paper and placed on the bulletin board.
B. The children ideas were put on paper and placed on the bulletin board.
C. The childrens ideas were put on paper and placed on the bulletin board.
D. No error

5. Johns red truck was found on the side of the road.
A. Johns' red truck was found on the side of the road.
B. John's red truck was found on the side of the road.
C. John red truck was found on the side of the road.
D. No error

6. He shouldnt have told too many people that story.
A. He shouldn't have told too many people that story.
B. He should'nt have told too many people that story.
C. He shouldnt' have told too many people that story.
D. No error

7. There wasn't any reason to yell at the little boy.
A. There wasnt' any reason to yell at the little boy.
B. There wasnt any reason to yell at the little boy.
C. There was'nt any reason to yell at the little boy.
D. No error

8. Im' am your best friend.
A. I'm your best friend.
B. I'm am your best friend.
C. Im' your best friend.
D. No error

9. Please hand the girl's paper to her.
A. Please hand the girl paper to her.
B. Please hand the girls' paper to her.
C. Please hand the girls paper to her.
D. No error

10. Its' of little or no concern of hers.
A. Its of little or no concern of hers.
B. It's of little or no concern of hers.
C. Its it is of little or no concern of hers.
D. No error


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