Tuesday, 1 March 2011

When to place an apostrophe...bila nak letak apostrof?

Pada lazimnya apostrof digunakan untuk menunjukkan hak milik atau percanggahan.

1. Apostrof ' digunakan utk menunjukkan possessive, kata ganti kepunyaan.
Maya's new shoes are beautiful.(singular - belongs to one person)
Ahmad's new car is fast.(singular - belongs to one person)

2. Apostrof selepas s digunakan untuk menunjuk hak milik plural.
Those are the riders' horses.
The ladies’ hats were blown away by the wind.

Sekiranya anda berhadapan dengan plural tanpa s, ‘ digunakan seperti singular.
The children’s playground was spick and span.

3. ' is also used in contradiction.
Do not = don’t
Would not = wouldn’t
Has not = hasn't
He hasn’t taste it.
Wouldn’t you love to go there?
Don’t talk loudly.

4. Its dan it’s
 Possessive pronoun tidak perlu guna ‘s.
his,hers, its,theirs etc
The cat is licking its paw.
Its leg has been broken for years.

Gunakan’s apabila hendak memendekkan it is.
It’s a very tasty cake.
It’s a very hot day.

Vocab: contradict (ion) = percanggahan

3 comments:

Khairul Amry Mohamad Puad said...

tuto ni saya belajar sendiri dari pembacaan ayat dan pemahaman ayat.tak tahu nak terangkan bagaimana pemahaman saya tapi kalau baca ayat tu paham la Errr.... :)

Jom belajar! said...

Yang ini bab membaca dan menulis. Kalau cakap tak payah fikir mana nak letak apostrophe di mana;)

Khairul Amry Mohamad Puad said...

haaaa...betul2 :)