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1 Plural vs. Possessive

2 Plural  Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es. SingularPlural boatboats hathats househouses riverrivers

3 Plural  A noun ending in -y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies. SingularPlural a crycries a flyflies a poppypoppies a citycities a ladyladies a babybabies

4 Plural  There are some irregular formations for noun plurals. Some of the most common ones are listed below. SingularPlural womanwomen manmen childchildren toothteeth footfeet personpeople leafleaves

5 Plural  Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural. SingularPlural sheep fish species aircraft

6 Plural  Some nouns have a plural form but take a singular verb.  news — The news is on at 6.30 p.m. athletics — Athletics is good for young people. linguistics — Linguistics is the study of language. darts — Darts is a popular game in England.

7 Plural  Some nouns have a plural form and take a plural verb. Examples: trousers — My trousers are too tight. jeans — Her jeans are black. glasses — Those glasses are his.

8 Possessive  Possessive nouns show ownership or possession.  Most words simply get apostrophe S ('s). the box belonging to Steve -> Steve's box the bedroom of the child -> the child's bedroom

9 Possessive  Plural nouns ending in S simply get an apostrophe (s').  the box belonging to the girls -> the girls' box the bedroom of the kids -> the kids' bedroom

10 Possessive  For irregular plurals (not ending in S), add apostrophe S ('s). the coats of the women -> the women's coats the jackets of the children -> the children's jackets

11 Possessive  For names ending in S, simply add an apostrophe (s'). the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles' cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis' jackets

12 Possessive  For names ending in S, add apostrophe S ('s).  the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles's cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis's jackets

13 Your Turn!  Write down the correct form in parentheses in each sentence:  1) I think the notebook belongs to (Carlos, Carlo’s)  2) Could the white rabbit in our yard be (someones, someone’s) pet?  3) (Theres, There’s) nothing wrong with your computer.

14 Your Turn!  4) A new (mens, men’s) store just opened in the Palms Plaza.  5) The mail carrier delivered the package to the neighbors, but it was (ours, our’s).  6) My brother was in Korea for two (years, year’s)


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