Possessive: to show relationship or ownership
Possessive Nouns are used to show relationship or often ownership to another noun.
Examples of possessive nouns:
Book Katie -> Katie’s book
- To show ownership – possessive – of any noun, plural or singular, add an apostrophe to the end – either with or without an (s).
- If the singular form of the noun doesn’t end in s, add as apostrophe followed by the letter (s).
Examples of possessive ownership nouns
|Child||Toy||-> The Child’s toy.
|Charles||Book||-> Charles’ book
|Puppies||Food||-> The Puppies’ food.
ESL Tip: A possessive noun always uses an apostrophe.
Possessive Nouns are Easy
More examples of possessive nouns:
Nouns that end in “s”
Both singular and plural…
Get only an apostrophe at the end to show ownership.
The dogs’ water bowl was full.
Kathy found Charles’ wallet.
Ms. Lambert was talking to the girls’ soccer coach.
The flower’s water
The couch’s pillow
The captain’s boat
The camera’s lens
The King’s throne
The pizza’s crust
Socrates’ philosophy (because Socrates end in s – just add an apostrophe)
*only add s after the apostrophe if there is no s already there.
Hercules -> Hercules’ strength
Socrates -> Socrates’ philosophy
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