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1 Possessive Nouns

2 Read the following sentence silently to yourself. The father of the boy asked for the help of the volunteers.

3 Possessive Nouns Show ownership or possession

4 Singular Possessive Nouns Just add an apostrophe and s (s) Examples: – The wig of the clown = the clowns wig – The collar of the dog = the dogs collar – The hands of the clock = the clocks hands

5 Singular Possessive Nouns Exception For names ending in s, you can add an apostrophe and s (s) or just add an apostrophe. Examples: – The desk of James = Jamess desk or James desk – The room of Mrs. Peters = Mrs. Peterss room or Mrs. Peters room

6 Plural Possessive Nouns If the noun already has an s, just add an apostrophe at the end. Examples: – The tails of the dogs = the dogs tails – The uniforms of the band members = the band members uniforms

7 Irregular Plural Possessive Nouns For plural nouns that do not end in s, add an apostrophe and s (s) Examples: – The coats of the women = the womens coats – The jackets of the children = the childrens jackets – The arches of the feet = the feets arches

8 Lets Try It! There are 20 cards taped around the room. Each card has a number and a phrase. On your answer sheet, write the phrase next to the correct number. Then, rewrite each phrase using a possessive noun.

9 1 The house belonging to Julie Julies house

10 2 The shoes belonging to Curtis Curtiss shoes Curtis shoes

11 3 The restroom for ladies The ladies restroom

12 4 The newspaper from yesterday Yesterdays newspaper

13 5 The homework of the children The childrens homework

14 6 The house belonging to Mr. Janus Mr. Januss house Mr. Janus house

15 7 The eggs belonging to the geese The geeses eggs

16 8 The cars belonging to my friends My friends cars

17 9 The restroom for men The mens restroom

18 10 The sister of Ross Rosss sister Ross sister

19 11 The text messages belonging to my friend My friends text messages

20 12 The tests taken by the students The students tests

21 13 The skyscrapers of the cities The cities skyscrapers

22 14 The tracks of the moose The mooses tracks

23 15 The book belonging to Ulysses Ulyssess book Ulysses book

24 16 The choice of the people The peoples choice

25 17 The tires of the bus The buss tires

26 18 The name of the cat The cats name

27 19 The mother of Francis Franciss mother Francis mother

28 20 The purse belonging to my mother My mothers purse

29 Wrap It Up Using the cards in front of you, hold up the correct answer for each of the following.

30 Question 1 To make a singular noun possessive, you… A. Add an apostrophe and s (s) B. Add an apostrophe ()

31 Question 2 To make a regular plural noun possessive you… A. Add an apostrophe and s (s) B. Just add an apostrophe ()

32 Question 3 To make an irregular plural noun possessive, you… A. Add s and an apostrophe (s) B. Add an apostrophe and s (s)

33 Question #4 Just add an apostrophe when… A. Making a name that ends in s possessive B. Making a singular noun possessive

34 Question #5 The book of Miss Buhonick changes to… A. Miss Buhonicks book B. Miss Buhonicks book

35 Question #6 The wings belonging to the butterflies changes to… A. The butterflies wings B. The butterflies wings

36 Question #7 The backpack of Kris changes to… A. Kriss backpack B. Kris backpack

37 Question #8 The handles belonging to the knives changes to… A. the knives handles B. The knives handles

38 Question #9 The string of the balloon changes to… A. The balloons string B. The balloons string

39 Question #10 The buttons of the coat A. The coats buttons B. The coats buttons

40 Exit Ticket On a sheet of scratch paper, write three sentences with each including a possessive noun. 1 sentence should use a singular possessive noun 1 sentence should use a regular plural possessive noun 1 sentence should use an irregular plural possessive noun When finished, turn in to English bin, and finish working on your vocabulary graphic organizer.


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