Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe

Avoid the Greengrocer's Apostrophe
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The misuse of the possessive apostrophe is on almost every list of the most common errors in writing. This lesson has instruction on how to avoid the misuse of the possessive apostrophe.

It gives examples of the greengrocer's apostrophe, a common error that can be found every day in markets and stores. It involves the error of using an apostrophe to make nouns plural.

After learning the simple rules for forming possessive nouns correctly, students will be able to practice what they have learned by doing four exercises. The answers to the exercises are provided. Help your students master this important skill.

Charlene Tess used this exercise with her students in her English and creative writing classes. This lesson is aligned with the Common Core Standards for Language.

I hope you and your students enjoy using this. Here's a free exercise your students will enjoy.

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