Possessives and Contractions

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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. There was a huge pipe leaking in the boys' restroom.
A. There was a huge pipe leaking in the boys restroom.
B. There was a huge pipe leaking in the boy's restroom.
C. There was a huge pipe leaking in the boy restroom.
D. No error

2. The elfs little outfit was green and furry.
A. The elfs' little outfit was green and furry.
B. The elf little outfit was green and furry.
C. The elf's little outfit was green and furry.
D. No error

3. Tom employer paid him several extra dollars for his work.
A. Tom's employer paid him several extra dollars for his work.
B. Toms' employer paid him several extra dollars for his work.
C. Toms employer paid him several extra dollars for his work.
D. No error

4. The paper edges show lots of wear and tear.
A. The paper's edges show lots of wear and tear.
B. The papers edges show lots of wear and tear.
C. The pape'rs edges show lots of wear and tear.
D. No error

5. The runner's clothes were thrown out the window, and they had to wear gym clothes all day long.
A. The runner clothes were thrown out the window, and they had to wear gym clothes all day long.
B. The runners' clothes were thrown out the window, and they had to wear gym clothes all day long.
C. The runners clothes were thrown out the window, and they had to wear gym clothes all day long.
D. No error

6. He wasn't at the game because he was sick.
A. He was'nt at the game because he was sick.
B. He wasn't' at the game because he was sick.
C. He wasnt at the game because he was sick.
D. No error

7. Doesn't not he want people to help him wash the dishes?
A. Doesn't he want people to help him wash the dishes?
B. Does't he want people to help him wash the dishes?
C. Doesnt' he want people to help him wash the dishes?
D. No error

8. It isnt' time to express your opinion.
A. It isnt time to express your opinion.
B. It isn't is time to express your opinion.
C. It isn't time to express your opinion.
D. No error

9. Your her best friend, so maybe you can talk her out of it.
A. Yours her best friend, so maybe you can talk her out of it.
B. You're her best friend, so maybe you can talk her out of it.
C. You her best friend, so maybe you can talk her out of it.
D. No error

10. I'm thinking of becoming a doctor when I grow up.
A. Im thinking of becoming a doctor when I grow up.
B. Im' thinking of becoming a doctor when I grow up.
C. I'm am thinking of becoming a doctor when I grow up.
D. No error

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