the following paragraph, no apostrophes have been used. Underline each word that should have an apostrophe and
rewrite the word below, using apostrophes where they are needed.
Its hard to understand why people decide to buy certain cars. Even though a persons old car might be running fine, once he sees one of the new models, hes not going to be happy until he has traded in his old car. John, one of my best friends, is a good example of a victim of “new car fever.” Johns 1993 Camaro was running fine, but when he saw the advertisements for the 1996 Camaro, with more valves for extra fuel injection and a sleek, sporty new air foil, he thought of thousands of reasons why he needed a new car. Johns girlfriend didn’t see much of him for several Saturdays while he was listening to this salesmans sales pitch and looking at that dealers display. Meanwhile, his girlfriend had started going out with an old friend of hers and Johns. She says she doesn’t mind going out in her new boyfriends 1968 pickup at all. Now Johns got a new car, but is looking for a new girl to go out with, preferably one who will be impressed with his new cars extra valves.
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