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Exercise # 19 Based on

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

by Beatrix Potter

Punctuation - Contractions
Directions

    An apostrophe is used to indicate that letters have been left out. This usually happens when two words are combined into one. The resulting word is called a "contraction." For example, "it's" is a contraction of "it is."



Directions: Analyze each of the following sentences, and then rewrite them replacing the apostrophes with the full forms of the words.

1. Ribby isn't there.
 

2. I can't find it anywhere.
 

3. It's a party.
 

4. I've brought you some flowers.
 

5. Oh, I didn't put one in, my dear Duchess.
 

6. There isn't a patty-pan.
 

7. It's a pie of the most delicate and tender mouse with bacon.