Step number 1 Look at the noun. Decide if the noun is singular or plural.
If the noun is singular, add ’ s Examples: boyThe boy’s coat hatThe hat’s brim girlThe girl’s dress bookThe book’s cover brotherMy brother’s desk pencilThe pencil’s tip
If the noun is Plural look at the ending If the noun ends in s – add only an apostrophe dressesThe dresses’ ruffles berriesThe berries’ stems leavesThe leaves’ colors booksThe books’ covers
If the noun is Plural look at the ending If the noun DOES NOT end in s – add apostrophe s menThe men’s coats feetThe feet’s smells womenThe women’s shoes teethThe teeth’s color
? Ask yourself- is the noun singular or plural then, decide what to do My __ eyes are beautiful. Dog This store sells__ shoes. Boys We are going to __ after school. Mary The ___ bottle was on the floor. child
Appositives A group of words that explains – set off by commas Mary, my best friend, is moving to a new town. My dog, Katey, is a Golden Retriever. I have a beautiful dog, Katey.