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