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What are possessive nouns? Grammar Toolkit
Sophia Grammar Toolkit A possessive noun names the owner of something. Sophias skateboard Sophia owns the skateboard.
the lizards tail Emilys problem Jamess coach Grammar Toolkit To make a singular noun show possession, add an apostrophe () and s. To 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 childrens room the ladies cars crocodiles eyes the tail of the lizard Emily has a problem the coach of James the room belonging to the children the cars owned by the ladies the eyes of the crocodiles
Grammar Toolkit Where 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. mechanics womens teachers Finns runners bosss
Grammar Toolkit If two people own the same thing, add an apostrophe and s for only the second person. Jack and Jills big adventure Jack and Jill share the adventure. If the two people dont own the same thing, add an apostrophe and s for both people. Jacks and Jills shoes Jack and Jill obviously own different shoes.
Grammar Toolkit A 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 childrens room was messy and Mums patience was running out.