2Example: The paintbrush that belonged to the artist was lost. Words that show ownership are called possessive nouns.A noun is possessive if a phrase can be changed to say that an item or idea belongs to someone else.Example: The paintbrush that belonged to the artist was lost.The artist’s paintbrush was lost.
3Noun Possessive Pam Pam’s cat cat the cat’s tail Sam Sam’s knee Possessive nouns are used to show that someone owns something.An apostrophe (') is used to show the ownership.
4RuleTo show the possessive of singular nouns add 's.Examples: Fluffy Fluffy’s tailSally Sally’s recipethe man the man’s hatthe teacher the teacher’s pencil
5The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples: river river’s edgetrain train’s wheelssun sun’s heat
6Possessive Nouns Rules 1-2 To show possession of singular nouns add 's. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe ('). Examples: runners => runners' shoescows => cows' mealtrees => trees' apples
7Possessive Nouns Rule 3To show possession of plural nouns NOT ending in s add an apostrophe and a s (‘s).teeth => teeth’s fillingschildren => children’s food
8Plural PossessivesIf the plural ends in s just add an apostrophe. If the plural does not end in s add an apostrophe and an s.1 person 1 item2 people 2 itemsthe boy’s jacketthe boys’ jacketsmy parent’s carmy parents’ carsmy boss’s hatmy bosses’ hatsthe woman’s dressthe women’s dressesthe child’s toythe children’s toysthe passerby’s glancethe passersby’s glances
9the kid’s bike (I kid, 1 bike) the kids’ bike (2 kids, 1 bike)the kids’ bikes (2 kids, 2 bikes)