Posted by: episystechpubs | October 17, 2013

Editor’s Corner: Thursday Quiz on Possessives

You know what we haven’t done in a long time? A Thursday quiz!

For those of you who are new to the Editor’s Corner, here’s how it works:

1. I provide you with several sentences focused on a particular topic. Today’s topic is possessives.

2. You read through the sentences and pick the one that is correct.

3. Jot down your answers on a piece of paper.

4. Use the voting buttons at the top of this email (if you are using Outlook) to click the answer that matches yours.

5. I’ll send out the correct answers and explanations sometime after noon Pacific Time.

I don’t publish names and there aren’t any prizes—unless you count your growing knowledge as a prize. Isn’t that better than a cheap stuffed circus monkey anyway? Here are today’s sentences:

Set 1

A: I helped paint the Smiths’ house.

B: I helped paint the Smith’s house.

Set 2

A: My brother made a cake for our mom’s and dad’s anniversary celebration.

B: My brother made a cake for our mom and dad’s anniversary celebration.

Set 3

A: Darla made it onto the girls volleyball team.

B: Darla made it onto the girls’ volleyball team.

C: Darla made it onto the girl’s volleyball team.

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