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Exercise # 21 Based on
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
by Beatrix Potter

Punctuating Contractions

    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: 
1. In the line below each sentence, write the full forms of the contractions.
2. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
3. Underline subjects once, verbs twice, and label complements (C).
4. Label and Nouns Used as Adverbs [NuA], Interjections [Inj], and Direct Address [DirA].

1. I'm in sad trouble, Cousin Ribby.

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2. I've lost my dear son Thomas.
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3. He's stolen a pat of butter and the rolling-pin.

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4. I'm not afraid of rats.

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5. Here's one of your kittens at least.

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6. There's been an old woman rat in the kitchen.

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7. She's stolen some of the dough!

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8. He's a bad kitten, Cousin Tabitha.

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