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.
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