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Apostrophes in Contractions (#2)
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. You are the captain of the team.

2. It is a very warm day.

3. Did Agnes not bring her camera?

4. He does not live here.

5. There is my football.

6. Do not lift that heavy package.

7. Rover does not seem to obey his master.

8. I will help you.

9. You should not do that.

10. I can not swim very well.

11. Is not your pen in your pocket?

12.. Are these lilies not fragrant?

13. There is no place like home.

14. He is the boy I mean.

15. You have told me that story well.