Possessive Nouns Project LA Activity Adapted by Cheryl Hamilton
Possessive nouns are used to show possession (owning, or having).
Singular Possessive Noun Shows that one person, place, or thing has or owns something
Rules for singular possessive nouns To make most singular nouns show possession, add an apostrophe (‘) and “ s” a bird’s song If the singular noun ends in an “s” add an apostrophe (‘) after the “s” my class’ fieldtrip
The dog's collar is too large. The word "dog's" is the possessive noun. It tells you that the noun "collar" belongs to the dog. The dog owns, or possesses the collar. Add 's to the end of the singular noun to make it possessive.
The bus' engine stopped. Add the apostrophe (‘) after the s
Plural Possessive Nouns A plural possessive noun shows that more than one person, place, or thing has or owns something.
Rules for plural possessive nouns To make a plural noun that ends in “s” show possession, add an apostrophe (‘) after the “s” Several weeks’ work To make a plural noun that doesn’t end in “s” show possession, make the word plural, add an apostrophe (‘), and then add the “s” man’s tie become men’s tie