2 Example: 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.
3 Noun 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.
4 RuleTo 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
5 The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples: river river’s edgetrain train’s wheelssun sun’s heat
6 Possessive 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
7 Possessive 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
8 Plural 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
9 the kid’s bike (I kid, 1 bike) the kids’ bike (2 kids, 1 bike)the kids’ bikes (2 kids, 2 bikes)