English Language Skills (Denise)

English Language Skills (Denise)

I'm a syndicated puzzle writer, with 8 puzzle books to my name, including Word Searches for Dummies and Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies (with Mark Koltko-Rivera). I have a background in science and graphic design, and am a trained indexer. My favourite puzzles are cryptic crosswords. and my favourite books are murder mysteries and cookbooks. I am also a very keen knitter.

I write a blog all about puzzles, called Puzzling.

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In my previous articles on Singular Possessives and Plural Possessives, you've learnt about how to use "apostrophe s", you've learnt when to simply add an apostrophe (plural nouns ending in s), and you've learnt some tricks of the trade. But now we're going to tackle the possessive forms that cause the most anguish and confusion — possessive pronouns!

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Ah possessives. The old "apostrophe s" problem, that trips so many people up. In my article on singular possessives, I explain what a possessive is (indicating ownership), and one very simple rule to follow. Pop over there to have a quick read, and I'll be waiting for you back here ...

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Showing ownership is one of the bugbears of English. In this article we'll start with the singular possessive — how to show when one person or thing owns something.

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