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Possessive Nouns. Project LA Activity. Possessive nouns are used to show possession (owning, or having). 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.

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Possessive nouns

Possessive Nouns

Project LA Activity


Possessive nouns

  • Possessive nouns are used to show possession (owning, or having).


Possessive nouns

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 a singular noun to make it possessive.


The sky s color is changing

The sky's color is changing.

  • sky + 's

  • Add 's to the end of a plural noun that does not end with an s.


We saw the children s snowman

We saw the children's snowman.

  • children + 's

  • Add only the apostrophe (') to the end of a plural noun that ends with an s.


My sisters names are kate and nikki

My sisters' names are Kate and Nikki.

  • sisters + '

  • Optional: If the noun is singular and ends with an s, add 's oradd only the apostrophe (').


The bus s engine stopped the bus engine stopped

The bus's engine stopped. The bus' engine stopped.

  • Note: Most sources recommend the shorter version if the ending "iz" sound is not wanted.


Can you find the noun in each sentence that should be possessive write it correctly on your paper

Can you find the noun in each sentence that should be possessive? Write it correctly on your paper.


Possessive nouns

  • The Pilgrims ship was uncomfortable.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

  • The Pilgrims’ ship was uncomfortable.


Possessive nouns

2. A sincere person compliment is a valuable gift.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

2. A sincere person’scompliment is a valuable gift.


Possessive nouns

3. Mrs. Graves class has a great website.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

3. Mrs. Graves’ class has a great website.


Possessive nouns

4. The class teacher was very young.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

4. The class’ teacher was very young.

or class’s


Possessive nouns

5. The pony rider was too heavy.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

5. The pony’s rider was too heavy.


Possessive nouns

6. Your brother attitude got him in trouble.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

6. Your brother’sattitude got him in trouble.


Possessive nouns

7. Amy report card was wonderful.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

7.Amy’s report card was wonderful.


Possessive nouns

8. The little babies nursery had five beds.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

8. The little babies’ nursery had five beds.


Possessive nouns

9. I didn’t know I was eating your cat tuna.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

9. I didn’t know I was eating your cat’s tuna.


Possessive nouns

10. The girls outfits were exactly the same.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

10. The girls’ outfits were exactly the same.


Possessive nouns

11. We were proud of Chris performance.

ANSWER


Possessive nouns

11. We were proud of Chris’ performance.


How did you do

How did you do?

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