Punctuation: Commas Are Our Friends 169 You Could Look It Up Contractions are two words combined. When you contract words, add an apostrophe in the space where the letters have been taken out. Example: does + not = doesn't Danger, Will Robinson Don't confuse contractions with possessive pronouns. Study this list. Contraction it's (it is) you're (you are) they're (they are) who's (who is) Possessive Pronoun its your their whose Once More, Dear Friends Rewrite each phrase to use an apostrophe. Example: the mood of my sister 1. the talents of Matt Damon 2. the courage of the police officer 3. the liberation of women 4. the union of the steelworkers 5. the books of Laurie Rozakis 6. the wages of the waiters my sister's mood ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Matt Damon's talents the police officer's courage women's liberation steelworkers' union Laurie Rozakis' books waiters' wages