When reading blog comments and other text as a class, we have been focussing on where to use an apostrophe.

An apostrophe is a type of punctuation.


On a keyboard, you can usually find an apostrophe to the left of enter.

keyboard apostrophe

Apostrophes can be confusing. Here are some tips that 2KM and 2KJ put together.

We enjoyed looking at this cartoon because it reminded us that we should not use an apostrophe every time a word ends with an s.  Remember, plurals don’t need an apostrophe before the s.

Apostrophe man to the rescue!



Did our tips help you learn about apostrophes?

Leave a comment with a sentence that has some words with apostrophes.

Can you make up a sentence that has an apostrophe before an s, after an s and in a contraction?

33 thoughts on “Apostrophes

  1. Dear Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris,

    I like this post a lot.

    Here is a plural that I made up: There is only five oranges on my orange tree.


    • Dear Haille,

      Thank you for leaving a great blog comment!

      I love this post too!

      I think your sentence is interesting. 😎

      Love From your blogging pal,
      Kayla 😉

    • Dear Molly,

      Your comment is awesome!

      I don’t like your sentences I love it.* 🙂

      I liked it how you said @ Class instead of Dear 2KM and 2KJ or Dear Miss Jordan/Mrs Morris!

      Love Kayla one of your friends!

    • @ Whitney Allan,

      I love your comment!

      Wow, apostrophes come from the Greek language and it means to separate, cool!

      Yes, it is a lot of helpful information.

      I love learning about apostrophes!

      Here are some sentences I made up with apostrophes:

      The two girls were lost they couldn’t even find where each other were!

      They’re the nicest girls in the whole school!

      I really like your clothes that you’re wearing!

      Some words that have apostrophes in them are it’s they’re you’re can’t don’t and a whole lot more!

      Best Wishes,

      • Hannah,
        Thank you for your reply! It looks like you have a very good understanding for the proper use of apostrophes. I can’t think of a better way to learn such important information. I love your blog. I love how your teacher has posted a short slide show presentation with tips for using apostrophes. I love it all!! Keep up the good work!!

  2. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    Great post Mrs Morris I have seen many great lings in my life and I have come across really hard lings to remember.

    I have not remember to put a apostrophe in my Monday weekend whining . 😳

    From Quinn 🙄 ♥☻

    • @ Quinn,

      Thank you for yur great comment on the 2KM and 2KJ blog.

      Hi, It’s Alana.


      bEST wISHES,

  3. @ 2KM and 2KJ,

    Wow,great post!

    Yes,I did lean a lot from your tips!
    I had a sentent in my head but now I have forgoten it.

    bye for now,


    • Dear Ella,

      Thank you for leaving a great comment, you are great at leaving comment’s

      Here is a sentence:
      The boy’s have their own pencils.

      Do you like my sentence ❓

      Love From Kayla

    • Dear Ella,

      Thank you for leaving a great comment; you are great at leaving comments

      Here is a sentence:
      The boys have their own pencils.

      Do you like my sentence

      Love from Kayla

  4. Dear 2KM and 2JK,

    Wow I really enjoyed reading this post all about apostrophes.

    Apostrophes can be used in so many different ways.

    I did learn a lot from your tips about apostrophes.
    It’s always so great to learn even at my age!

    Thank you for sharing.
    From AA.

    • @ AA,

      Thank you for your great comment on the 2KM and 2KJ blog.

      Here is a link to my blog,
      http://alanasblog.global2.vic.edu.au/ .

      Thank you for saying you liked looking at the 2KM and 2KJ apostrophe post.

      I also think apostrophes can be used in all different types of ways.

      If I was you then I would also love this post and I would also love learning about apostrophes even if I knew all about them.

      I love learning about apostrophes.

      2KM and 2KJ saw that you put an apostrophe in your comment.

      You apostrophe was It’s, Short for it is.

      What is your favourite thing about apostrophes?

      My favourite thing about apostrophe is that you will that if you want to shorten a word you can just put an apostrophe in.

      Do you put lots of apostrophes in your writing?

      i love apostrophes

      Did you learn about all of this when you were in grade two?

      Here are some words that have apostrophes in them:

      Don’t = Do not
      Can’t= Can not
      You’re= You are
      It’s= It is
      Haven’t= Have not
      And lots more.

      Thank you for your great comment again.

      Best Wishes,

  5. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    I love your new post about apostrophes! It is/It’s fantastic!

    Using the apostrophe correctly is something we struggle with in our class. Your blog’s slideshow really helped everyone’s learning.

    Here are a few sentences that can use an apostrophe. I wonder if anyone can fix them!

    The (tail that belongs to the dog) was wagging.
    The dog’s tail was wagging.

    Okay, here I go!

    1. The (books that belong to the girls) were full of interesting words.

    2. The (bicycle that belonged to the boy) was bright blue.

    3. The (feathers that belonged to the turkeys) were spread in a fan.

    4. Its a beautiful day here in California.

    Maybe someone can make up more! It is/It’s fun to learn about grammar!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

    • Dear Mrs Yollis,

      Interesting sentences!

      We have some setences for you to do as well as the ones you gave us.
      These are the answers to your sentences:

      1. The girls’ books are full of interesting words.

      2. The boys’ bikes were bright blue.

      3. The turkeys’ feathers were spread out in a fan.

      4. It’s a beautiful day here in California.

      Were all of the answers correct?
      Here are some sentences for you.

      1. The (pencils that belonged to the girls) were all different colours.

      2. Jasmines puppies were very naughty.

      3. Collins brother is a baby boy.

      4. Its a nice day here in Leopold.

      Can you answer all of our sentences?

      Love From,
      Dana and Haille :mrgreen:

      • Dear Dana and Haille,

        Terrific work on your apostrophe quiz! All of them are correct, except one. I’m not going to tell you the answer, but I will tell you that #3 and #4 are correct. So it is/it’s either #1 or #2 that needs fixing. Good luck!

        Now I will try yours!

        1. The girls’ pencils were all different colours/colors.

        2. Jasmine’s puppies were very naughty. (Bad puppies!)

        3. Collin’s brother is a baby boy.

        4. It’s a nice day here in Leopold. (How nice!)

        Great work!

        Your friend,
        Mrs. Y♥llis

        • Dear Mrs Yollis,

          Thank you for replying to me and Dana.

          I figured out that the second one was incorrect that we answered. Here is the correct way to put the apostrophe in the sentence:

          The boy’s bike was bright blue.
          Is the sentence correct this time ❓

          Lots Of love,
          Your pal,


  6. @ Kayla,
    Perhaps you could have a look at the PowerPoint again?

    Remember, plurals do not need an apostrophe.

    So, comments and boys don’t need apostrophes in your example.

    But you could say Can I borrow Kayla’s pencils? because the pencils belong to Kayla. Get it?

    Best wishes,
    Mrs Morris

    • @ Mrs Morris,

      Thank you for replying to me! 😆

      Yes I did look at the PowerPoint again; I think I need a bit more practice!

      I like the example you made up, also I do get it.

      I will try to remember that plurals do not need an apostrophe.

      Also I love the blog post; I like the picture of apostrophe man!

      Your Blogging pal,
      Kayla ♥ 😆 ♥ 😎
      P.S you are great at writing blog post!

  7. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    What a fabulous post about apostrophes! You’re absolutely right, they can be confusing, so it’s important to learn all the correct rules.

    I have a response to your challenge question: Stefanie’s dog couldn’t cook Jess’ sausages. (Ok, it’s a bit of a silly sentence, but it does have an apostrophe before an s, after an s, and in a contraction!)

    Keep on learning all the excellent skills you need to become fantastic writers!

    From your friend,
    Stef Galvin

    • @ Stef Galvin,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment
      on the 2KM and 2KJ blog!

      Yes it would be better if people used apostrophes, because if you don’t use apostrophes we will go like this “oh dear they`ve made a mistake in that comment” do you agree with me?

      I think I can spot your three apostrophes in your sentence and here they are Stefanie’s, Jess’ and the last one is couldn’t. Are they all correct and are they all in your sentence? That sentence is a bit funny like you said in your comment.

      We will learn some more fantastic stuff in 2KM and 2KJ you know, because it never stops getting better and better in grade two, and I think it will be even better when we’re all in grade three!

      Happy blogging Stef Galvin!!

      You blogging friend,

      • @ Meg,

        Wow, what a fantastic reply!

        I absolutely agree with you – apostrophes are very important, like all punctuation.

        Also, good spotting – you did find all of my apostrophes. Well done!

        I know you’ll learn plenty more before the year is out, and I hope you continue to enjoy it! I have no doubt that you’ll learn many, many more things as you get older.

        Thanks for such a great reply, Meg!

        Your friend,

  8. Hello 2KM and 2KJ,

    Apostrophes are important because they indicate something to us. Some indicate who or what owns something while others indicate where we have shortened words. Look at these sentences. 🙂

    John’s books weren’t like others’ books. They’d been covered with his mother’s special paper.

    Because of apostrophes we know…

    1. Who or what owned something.

    John owned books
    Other people had books but not like John
    John’s mother had special paper

    2. Where words were shortened.

    weren’t from “were not”
    they’d from “they had”

    I hope Apostrophe Man doesn’t need to see me. 🙂

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

    • Dear Ross Mannel,

      thankyou for the comment. Your joke was very funny.
      I don’t think apostrophe man needs to see you!

      You put lots of detail into that comment. Can you see an apostrophe in my comment?

      Keep up the great blogging,

  9. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    I love learning about apostrophes, it is fun to learn.

    Yes your tips did help me learn them well and you did a good job with your post.

    Love from
    Keira your blogging pal. 😆 :mrgreen:

    • @ Keira,

      Thank you for the great comment on the 2KM amd 2KJ blog.

      I love learning about apostrophestoo.

      Got to Go to bed,
      bEST wISHES,

  10. Hi 2KJ and 2KM,

    The children’s examples of apostrophes are very clear. It’s very difficult not to get confused.
    Did you know that sometimes misused apostrophes are called ‘green grocers’ apostrophes? That’s because it’s very common to see them used incorrectly on signs advertising fruit and vegetables. E.g. Apple’s 4.00kg
    Great post.
    3DD will check it out tomorrow,
    From Mrs de Vries

    • Dear Mrs De Vries,

      Hi my name is Ava and I’m in this grade 2KM, and I really liked your comment.

      Yes apostrophise are difficult to not get confused.

      Wow that’s a weird word. I’ve never heard of green grocer apostrophise before but now I have.

      Apostrophise are very difficult for me are they for you?

      If you would like to check out my blog click this link http://avasblog.global2.vic.edu.au/

      Great comment,

  11. WOW.. you guy’s are so clever…
    I can’t believe the things you have been learning about in 2KJ…. well done…. 🙂

    • Dear Mum,

      Thank you for leaving us a commenting and I think you made a little mistake.

      But it doesn’t matter.

      We are very good at learing things too and we are learning about apostrophes we are also learning about tallies and graphing they are all so fun.

      I really like alot! 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Georgia. 🙂 :mrgreen:

      • Dear Georgia,

        Whoops …I did make a mistake .. thank you for picking that up! :mrgreen:

        Maybe I should come back to school? You 2kj and 2km are very clever and I am so proud of you….

        mum. 8)

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