Presentation on theme: "What are possessive nouns?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What are possessive nouns? Grammar ToolkitPossessive nounsWhat are possessive nouns?
2 Sophia owns the skateboard. Grammar ToolkitPossessive nounsA possessive noun names the owner of something.SophiaSophia’s skateboardSophia owns the skateboard.
3 To make a singular noun show possession, add an apostrophe (’) and s. Grammar ToolkitPossessive nounsTo make a singular noun show possession, add an apostrophe (’) and s.the lizard’s tailEmily’s problemJames’s coachthe tail of the lizardEmily has a problemthe coach of JamesTo make a plural noun show possession, also add an apostrophe (’) and s. But if the plural already ends in s, just add an apostrophe.the children’s roomthe ladies’ carscrocodiles’ eyesthe room belonging to the childrenthe cars owned by the ladiesthe eyes of the crocodiles
4 Where should apostrophes go to make the nouns possessive? Grammar ToolkitPossessive nounsWhere should apostrophes go to make the nouns possessive?The mechanics toolbox is very heavy.The womens work was applauded.The teachers offices had great views.Finns little brother is called Jake.All the runners times were recorded.The bosss desk was neat and tidy.mechanic’swomen’steachers’Finn’srunners’boss’s
5 Grammar ToolkitPossessive nounsIf two people own the same thing, add an apostrophe and s for only the second person.Jack and Jill’s big adventureJack and Jill share the adventure.If the two people don’t own the same thing, add an apostrophe and s for both people.Jack’s and Jill’s shoesJack and Jill obviously own different shoes.
6 Grammar ToolkitPossessive nounsA noun is a naming word. A possessive noun names the owner of something.Possessive nouns are formed by adding either an apostrophe (’) and s or just an apostrophe.In the following sentence, the possessive nouns are red. The children’s room was messy and Mum’s patience was running out.