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Forming Pronouns: Possessives and Contractions

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Forming Pronouns: Possessives and Contractions

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Some of the most confusing words are it's and its, who's and whose, they're and their. Which one is possessive? Which is a contraction? This video will help you remember.

Your Turn Choose the right word. For each sentence, write down the correct word in parentheses.

  1. The couch lost ( it's / its ) cushions.
  2. I think ( they're / their ) around here somewhere.
  3. ( Who's / whose ) pillow is on the floor?
  4. I think that pillow is ( her's / hers ).
  5. All the other sleep-over guests should clean up ( they're / their ) messes.
  6. ( It's / Its ) still pretty early.
  7. Two of the girls got ( they're / their ) rest.
  8. All the others will spend ( they're / their ) afternoons napping.
  9. If ( they're / their ) tired, ( it's / its ) because they were up so late.
  10. ( Who's / Whose ) fault is that?

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