So my brother got the following ridiculous question as his English homework.
"There are mistakes in the following sentences. Apostrophes may be missing and they may be in the wrong place. The nouns may also be spelt incorrectly (e.g. childs instead of children)/
- Identify the error(s)
- Work out whether the noun needing an apostrophe is singular (e.g. boy or child) or plural (e.g. boys or children) Put an (S) or a (P) after the sentence.
- Re-write the sentences correctly.
The following we got stuck with:
2) All those little mouses' home are blocked up ( ) _____________________________
3) All three of the knifes blades are blunt ( ) _________________________________
Because it says "Apostrophes may be missing", then it says "Work out whether the noun needing an apostrophe" which confuses me. Can anyone offer any help on how this should be done? The brackets after the question is for the (S) or (P), the ____ is for the re-writing of the sentence.