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Apostrophes to Show Possession
from Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Directions:
1. Fix the apostrophe problem in each sentence.
2. After each sentence, rewrite the  phrases with apostrophes as phrases with prepositional phrases. For example, "my brother's dog" would be "the dog of my brother."
3. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
4. Underline every verb twice, its subject(s) once, and label any complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. During this conversation the grandfathers eyes had been twinkling.
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2. The old man prepared a meal which amply satisfied Peters appetite.
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3. Heidis tale was interrupted suddenly by a great thumping on the door.
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4. She is my only sisters child.
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5. Miss Claras companion would have to be twelve years old.
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6. Clara, on the contrary, enjoyed her companions society.
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7. Mrs. Sesemann had noticed the childs unhappiness.
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8. The old ladys heart was filled with pity.
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9. The grandmamas book was carefully packed.
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10. Claras rapture in her new life grew greater every day, and she could

not write enough of the grandfathers kindly care and of Heidis entertaining 

stories.
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