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Possessive Nouns. 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.

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1 Possessive Nouns

2 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 artists paintbrush was lost.

3 Possessive nouns are used to show that someone owns something. An apostrophe (') is used to show the ownership. NounPossessive PamPams cat catthe cats tail SamSams knee

4 Rule To show the possessive of singular nouns add 's. Examples: Fluffy Fluffys tail Sally Sallys recipe the man the mans hat the teacher the teachers pencil

5 The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples: river rivers edge train trains wheels sun suns heat

6 Possessive Nouns Rules 1-2 Rules 1. To show possession of singular nouns add 's. 2. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe ('). Examples: runners => runners' shoes cows => cows' meal trees => trees' apples

7 Possessive Nouns Rule 3 To show possession of plural nouns NOT ending in s add an apostrophe and a s (s). children => childrens food teeth => teeths fillings

8 Plural Possessives If 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 items the boys jacketthe boys jackets my parents carmy parents cars my bosss hatmy bosses hats the womans dressthe womens dresses the childs toythe childrens toys the passerbys glancethe passersbys glances

9 the kids bike (I kid, 1 bike) the kids bike (2 kids, 1 bike) the kids bikes (2 kids, 2 bikes)


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