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Content description VCELA322

English / Level 5 / Language / Text structure and organisation
Content description
Understand how the grammatical category of possessives is signalled through apostrophes and how to use apostrophes with common and proper nouns
  1. learning that in Standard Australian English regular plural nouns ending in ‘s’ form the possessive by adding just the apostrophe (for example ‘my parents' car’)
  2. learning that in Standard Australian English for proper nouns a variant form without the second ‘s’ is sometimes found (for example ‘James’s house’ or ‘James’ house’)
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