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Apostrophes to Show Possession

From My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour

Directions:
1. Fix the apostrophe problem in each sentence. 
2. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. Draw an arrow from the beginning of each phrase to the word it modifies.
3. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").

1. The childrens attention was soon attracted to a big bird. 

["Snow-White and Rose-Red"]


2. Snow-White and Rose-Red kept their mothers cottage so clean that 

it gave pleasure only to look in. 

["Snow-White and Rose-Red"]


3. So they brought the broom and brushed the bears coat quite clean.

["Snow-White and Rose-Red"]


4. From time to time several kings sons came, and tried to break 

through the thicket into the palace.

["Sleeping Beauty"]


5. He had a lions head, a bulls horns, the feet of a wolf, and the tail of a viper.

["Prince Chéri"]


6. Chéri fought the fierce beast, and saved the mans life.

["Prince Chéri"]


7. He placed his bread in the girls hand, and she ate it hungrily. 

["Prince Chéri"]


8. They found themselves in Sulimans presence.

["Prince Chéri"]


9. The wooden horse would take him to his journeys end sufficiently quickly.

["The White Cat"]


10. He was too well brought up to go against his fathers wishes.

["The White Cat"]