Possessive Apostrophes Worksheet 3
In the following paragraphs, add an apostrophe wherever
Ethans house is a world of its own. Downstairs lives his Uncle Abe, who takes advantage of his sisters hospitality by living rent-free. Ethans fear prevents him from ever entering Abes apartment. Abes old, yellow teeth and his stringy hair frighten Ethan. Upstairs, in the front room, Ethans parents sit for hours and talk, oblivious to the old man in the basement. Pete, the familys old beagle, sprawls on a hooked rug. In the back room, the boys play ping-pong. Ethans ping-pong table takes up the entire room, leaving a space of less than eighteen inches for each of the players. Ethans and Mikes gentle “pinging” and “ponging” almost covers the noise from the basement.
On the front porch, Ethans girlfriend, Becky, sits with his grandmother and shells peas. The plunk, plunk, plunk of the peas landing in the round tin tray blends with the raindrops drumming on the screens and the ping-pong balls tapping back and forth inside. Becky hasn’t heard Abes sawing and banging in the basement. Of course, no one in the neighborhood realizes what is happening beneath the familys house until the cops sirens tear through the peaceful evening. Perhaps everyones uncle is not an escapee from the state penitentiary, but Ethans is.
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