Only Grammar Geniuses Will Be Able to Ace This Quiz!

 If you consider yourself to be a punctuation perfectionist, then here's your chance to put your money where your mouth is! The quiz below will test you on the correct use of apostrophes in sentences. Pay attention though, as some of them aren't quite as straightforward as they might initially appear.
male duck
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
You must use an apostrophe when it’s is a contraction for ‘it is’ or ‘it has’, but not when ‘its’ means ‘belonging to it’.
Look at that duck! It's hard to see its midriff.
Look at that duck! Its hard to see it's midriff.
Look at that duck! Its hard to see its midriff.
crash helmet with number '8' on it
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
Most style guides go for a single apostrophe to form the possessive of Biblical or classical names.
They found Jesus' crash helmet.
They found Jesuses' crash helmet.
They found Jesus's crash helmet.
soccer ball over England flag
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
Unless the century is omitted, dates don't usually require apostrophes.
The England team of '66 hated the 1500s.
The England team of '66 hated the 1500's.
The England team of 66 hated the 1500s.
The Godfather
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
You typically use ’s to show singular possession.
Why are my godfather's pockets full of feathers?
Why are my godfathers' pockets full of feathers?
Why are my godfathers pockets full of feathers?
2 colorful parrots
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
With a singular compound noun, you need to add ’s to show possession. ‘Parrots’ is a simple plural and requires no apostrophe.
Do the Commander-in-Chief's parrots sing?
Do the Commander-in-Chiefs parrots sing?
Do the Commander-in-Chiefs's parrot's sing?
auction concept
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
With a singular proper noun, you typically add ’s to indicate possession.
I won Richard Harris's trousers at the auction.
I won Richard Harrises' trousers at the auction.
I won Richard Harris' trousers at the auction.
glowing treasure chest
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
You typically add ’s to plural nouns that don't end in s and ’s to show singular possession.
The men's team found treasure in Cher's apartment.
The mens team found treasure in Cher's apartment.
The men's team found treasure in Chers apartment.
2 kittens playing with toy mouse
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
The plural of kitty is kitties. In order to show possession, you should add an apostrophe when a plural noun ends in s.
The many kitties' rubber mice were really cute.
The many kitties rubber mice were really cute.
The many kitty's rubber mice were really cute.
a row of yurts
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
‘Your’ means belonging or relating to the person or group of people being spoken or written to. ‘You’re’ is a contraction of ‘you are’.
Your yurt? You're completely insane!
You're yurt? Your completely insane!
Your yurt? Your completely insane!
writing materials
 
 
Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
When pluralising letters of the alphabet, you should always use apostrophes.
We just need to cross the t's and dot the i's.
We just need to cross the ts and dot the is.
We just need to cross the ts' and dot the is'.
inspirational quote between pen and coffee
Better Luck Next Time...
Oh dear! Unfortunately, you didn't manage to do as well as we'd have liked, and it seems that your apostrophe usage isn't completely up to scratch. However, there's no need to panic, since here at BabaMail we've got plenty of language and grammar quizzes for you to try, which will improve your language skills, as well as keep you entertained for hours on end! If you enjoyed this quiz, then don't forget to share it with your friends and family as well.
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The Apostrophe's Ally
Good show! While you didn't answer all of the questions correctly, you managed to get enough right to show us that you've got a pretty decent understanding of how apostrophes should be used. Keep up the good work, and never stop improving, as it seems like decent grammar is hard to come by these days. If you enjoyed this quiz, then don't forget to share it with your friends and family as well.
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The Grammar Genius
Pure genius! How on Earth you managed to score 100% correct on this tricky apostrophe test is beyond us! Next time we get into yet another argument over grammar and punctuation, you can rest assured that you'll be the first person we'll contact for clarification! Don't forget to share this quiz with your friends and family, so that you can brag about how you did way better than they did!
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