Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1: Possessives. Rule 1: The possessive form of a noun shows that something belongs to it. For example, My Family’s beach house might be gone after."— Presentation transcript:
Rule 1: The possessive form of a noun shows that something belongs to it. For example, My Family’s beach house might be gone after the storm.
Possessive Rule 2: If the noun is singular, add an ‘s to the end of it to make it possessive. Joseph’s dog.
Possessive Rule 3: If the noun has an s, z, or x at the end of it, just add an apostrophe, not an s. Dr. Suess’ books.
Possessive **Rule 4: If the noun is plural and the next word is plural and ends in s, add an apostrophe to make it possessive. The students’ lives (Correct) The students’s lives (NOT correct)
Possessive Rule 5: If the noun is plural and doesn’t end in s, then add an ‘s to make it possessive. The children’s candy.
Possessive These 5 rules will take practice to remember, but basically remember this: If it ends with an s sound, then you use an apostrophe WITHOUT an s to show possession. If the noun doesn’t end with an s sound, then use an ‘s to show possession.
SAMPLE ACT QUESTION My familys’s beach house has room for five guests. A. NO CHANGE B. families beach house C. familys’ beach house D. family’s beach house