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Know that word contractions are a feature of informal language and that apostrophes of contraction are used to signal missing letters (ACELA1480)

Elaborations
  • recognising both grammatically accurate and inaccurate usage of the apostrophe in everyday texts such as signs in the community and newspaper advertisements
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
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Apostrophes (Punctuation)

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The apostrophe: contractions

This is an interactive resource focusing on the use of apostrophes to indicate the omission of a letter. The resource contains 20 examples, each of which presents the user with one or two sentences to be punctuated with apostrophes. The main editing button allows the user to insert apostrophes, and other buttons reveal ...