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Apostrophes and Quotation Marks

Punctuation Explained

Some of the most misused and misunderstood pieces of punctuation are also the smallest. This programme provides a practical review of two important punctuation marks - apostrophes and speech marks. We begin with the troublesome apostrophe - its origins, functions and the reasons why it remains a necessary part of the English language. The programme provides a detailed look at how to use apostrophes to indicate possession and to spell contractions. We also revise the proper use of quotation (or speech) marks, and examine some common errors in using these tricky punctuation marks in written expression.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2010
Duration: 18 min
Series: Punctuation Explained
Printable Resources: Yes

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