Grammar Toolkit. Possessive nouns. What are possessive nouns?. Grammar Toolkit. Possessive nouns. A possessive noun names the owner of something . Sophia’s skateboard. Sophia. Sophia owns the skateboard . Grammar Toolkit. Possessive nouns.
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A possessive noun names the owner of something.
Sophia owns the skateboard.
To make a singular noun show possession, add an apostrophe (’) and s.
the tail of the lizard
Emily has a problem
the coach of James
To make a plural noun show possession, also add an apostrophe (’) and s. But if the plural already ends in s, just add an apostrophe.
the room belonging to the children
the cars owned by the ladies
the eyes of the crocodiles
Where should apostrophes go to make the nouns possessive?
The mechanics toolbox is very heavy.
The womens work was applauded.
The teachers offices had great views.
Finns little brother is called Jake.
All the runners times were recorded.
The bosss desk was neat and tidy.
If two people own the same thing, add an apostrophe and s for only the second person.
Jack and Jill’s big adventure
Jack and Jill share the adventure.
If the two people don’t own the same thing, add an apostrophe and s for both people.
Jack’s and Jill’sshoes
Jack and Jill obviously own different shoes.