Possessive Nouns

4/15/2018 8:31:30 AM
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Possessive Nouns

Possessive Nouns

Possessive nouns show ownership. Possessive comes from the same root as possession, something you own.

The dog’s toy was missing.

The dog possesses the toy, and we denote this by use of an apostrophe + s at the end of dog.

Singular Possessives.

Adam's book
Steven's car

Plural PossessivesWhen a noun is plural and ends in s, just add an apostrophe (').
The kids' toys

  • My parents' house
  • The teachers' lounge



If two people own one thing, add the apostrophe and s to the second person only.

Adam and Jane's new house
Philip and Marry's car
If two people own separate things, add the apostrophe and s for each person.

Jane's and Liza's books
George's and Sean's pants

4/15/2018 8:35:10 AM
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Re: Possessive Nouns

plural noun not ending -s People People'srights Add 's for a plural possessor that does not end –s.


singular noun ending -s  

 Chris    Chris' hat or Chris's hat    Add 's or ' for a singular possessor that ends –s. You have a choice.