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Apostrophes with Compound Possessives

Compound Subjects and Objects Apostrophes

Apostrophes with Compound Subjects and Objects

Apostrophes with Compound Possessives     

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Common Core Language Standard 2

When we use apostrophes with compound subjects and objects, several punctuation rules have to be learned. These rules apply to both nouns and pronouns used as compound subjects and objects.

Today’s mechanics lesson is on apostrophes with compound subject or object possessives. A compound subject consists of two or more nouns and any connected words that serve as the do-ers of the predicate. A compound object consists of two or more nouns and any connected words that receive the action of the verb. A possessive shows ownership.

Now let’s read the mechanics lesson and study the examples.

With compound subjects or objects, if each of the nouns possesses the same item, use an apostrophe then an s at the end of each noun. Example: Eric’s and Victor’s backpacks.

If both or all of the nouns share ownership of the item, place an apostrophe then an s at the end of the last noun listed. Example: Kayla and Emma’s pizza

Now circle or highlight what is right and revise what is wrong according to mechanics lesson.

Practice: We discussed the plan at Ethan’s and Mary’s apartment. Ethan’s and Mary’s reactions to the business proposal were quite different.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Mechanics Practice Answers: We discussed the plan at Ethan and Mary’s apartment. Ethan’s and Mary’s reactions to the business proposal were quite different.

Now let’s apply what we have learned.

Writing Application: Write your own sentences using both a compound subject and a compound object possessive.

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