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Apostrophes in Contractions (#1)
Adapted from
Voyages in English - Fifth Year
by Rev. Paul E. Campbell 
and Sister Mary Donatus MacNickle

    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."

1. Rewrite each sentence using an apostrophe to make a contraction. For example, "He will be here soon" would be "He'll be here soon."
2. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
3. Underline every verb twice, its subject(s) once, and label any complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," or "DO").

1. The boys do not play here.

2. I did not receive a new bicycle.

3. We have not many new games to play.

4. John has not returned.

5. We will be there early.

6. The boys are not going to camp this summer.

7. I will bring the sandwiches.

8. I cannot read that fine print.

9. Do not remain in the building after four o'clock.

10. We have not received the tickets.

11. No, I have not seen the Statue of Liberty.

12. I have done my best.

13. Are you not tired?

14. Has Frederick not returned the book?

15. Thomas did not find the key.