4 Singular Possessive Nouns Just add an apostrophe and s (‘s)Examples:The wig of the clown = the clown’s wigThe collar of the dog = the dog’s collarThe hands of the clock = the clock’s hands
5 Singular Possessive Nouns Exception For names ending in s, you can add an apostrophe and s (‘s) or just add an apostrophe.Examples:The desk of James = James’s desk or James’ deskThe room of Mrs. Peters = Mrs. Peters’s room or Mrs. Peters’ room
6 Plural Possessive Nouns If the noun already has an s, just add an apostrophe at the end.Examples:The tails of the dogs = the dogs’ tailsThe uniforms of the band members = the band members’ uniforms
7 Irregular Plural Possessive Nouns For plural nouns that do not end in s, add an apostrophe and s (‘s)Examples:The coats of the women = the women’s coatsThe jackets of the children = the children’s jacketsThe arches of the feet = the feet’s arches
8 Let’s Try It! There are 20 cards taped around the room. Each card has a number and a phrase.On your answer sheet, write the phrase next to the correct number.Then, rewrite each phrase using a possessive noun.
27 19The mother of FrancisFrancis’s motherFrancis’ mother
28 20The purse belonging to my motherMy mother’s purse
29 Wrap It UpUsing the cards in front of you, hold up the correct answer for each of the following.
30 Question 1 To make a singular noun possessive, you… A. Add an apostrophe and s (‘s)B. Add an apostrophe (‘)
31 Question 2 To make a regular plural noun possessive you… A. Add an apostrophe and s (‘s)B. Just add an apostrophe (‘)
32 Question 3 To make an irregular plural noun possessive, you… A. Add s and an apostrophe (s’)B. Add an apostrophe and s (‘s)
33 Question #4 Just add an apostrophe when… A. Making a name that ends in s possessiveB. Making a singular noun possessive
34 Question #5 The book of Miss Buhonick changes to… A. Miss Buhonicks’ bookB. Miss Buhonick’s book
35 Question #6 The wings belonging to the butterflies changes to… A. The butterflie’s wingsB. The butterflies’ wings
36 Question #7 The backpack of Kris changes to… A. Kris’s backpack B. Kris’ backpack
37 Question #8 The handles belonging to the knives changes to… A. the knives’ handlesB. The knive’s handles
38 Question #9 The string of the balloon changes to… A. The balloons’ stringB. The balloon’s string
39 Question #10 The buttons of the coat A. The coats’ buttons B. The coat’s buttons
40 Exit Ticket 1 sentence should use a singular possessive noun On a sheet of scratch paper, write three sentences with each including a possessive noun.1 sentence should use a singular possessive noun1 sentence should use a regular plural possessive noun1 sentence should use an irregular plural possessive nounWhen finished, turn in to English bin, and finish working on your vocabulary graphic organizer.