Skip to Main Content

The lesson provides an in-depth exploration of the use of apostrophes, focusing on their two primary functions: to indicate contractions and to denote possession. It also highlights common pitfalls to avoid on the ACT English test.
  • Apostrophes are used for contractions, such as shortening 'do not' to 'don't'.
  • They also show possession, with different rules for singular, plural, and plural nouns not ending in 's'.
  • Common mistakes include confusing 'it's' (it is) with 'its' (possessive), and 'who's' (who is) with 'whose' (possessive).
  • Incorrect forms like 'would of' instead of 'would've' are highlighted as errors to avoid.
  • The lesson emphasizes the importance of context in determining the correct use of apostrophes for singular versus plural possession.
Understanding Apostrophes
Contractions and Common Mistakes
Possession: Singular, Plural, and Exceptions
Navigating Possessive Pronouns and Test Pitfalls