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1 Possessive Nouns

2 Read the following sentence silently to yourself.
The father of the boy asked for the help of the volunteers.

3 Possessive Nouns Show ownership or possession

4 Singular Possessive Nouns
Just add an apostrophe and s (‘s) Examples: The wig of the clown = the clown’s wig The collar of the dog = the dog’s collar The 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’ desk The 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’ tails The 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 coats The jackets of the children = the children’s jackets The 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.

9 1 The house belonging to Julie Julie’s house

10 2 The shoes belonging to Curtis Curtis’s shoes Curtis’ shoes

11 3 The restroom for ladies The ladies’ restroom

12 4 The newspaper from yesterday Yesterday’s newspaper

13 5 The homework of the children The children’s homework

14 6 The house belonging to Mr. Janus Mr. Janus’s house Mr. Janus’ house

15 7 The eggs belonging to the geese The geese’s eggs

16 8 The cars belonging to my friends My friends’ cars

17 9 The restroom for men The men’s restroom

18 10 The sister of Ross Ross’s sister Ross’ sister

19 11 The text messages belonging to my friend My friend’s text messages

20 12 The tests taken by the students The students’ tests

21 13 The skyscrapers of the cities The cities’ skyscrapers

22 14 The tracks of the moose The moose’s tracks

23 15 The book belonging to Ulysses Ulysses’s book Ulysses’ book

24 16 The choice of the people The people’s choice

25 17 The tires of the bus The bus’s tires

26 18 The name of the cat The cat’s name

27 19 The mother of Francis Francis’s mother Francis’ mother

28 20 The purse belonging to my mother My mother’s purse

29 Wrap It Up Using 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 possessive B. Making a singular noun possessive

34 Question #5 The book of Miss Buhonick changes to…
A. Miss Buhonicks’ book B. Miss Buhonick’s book

35 Question #6 The wings belonging to the butterflies changes to…
A. The butterflie’s wings B. 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’ handles B. The knive’s handles

38 Question #9 The string of the balloon changes to…
A. The balloons’ string B. 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 noun 1 sentence should use a regular plural possessive noun 1 sentence should use an irregular plural possessive noun When finished, turn in to English bin, and finish working on your vocabulary graphic organizer.

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