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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



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.


ANSWER


  • The possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Pilgrims’ ship was uncomfortable.


2. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. A sincere person compliment is a valuable gift.

ANSWER


2. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. A sincere person’scompliment is a valuable gift.


3. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Mrs. Graves class has a great website.

ANSWER


3. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Mrs. Graves’ class has a great website.


4. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The class teacher was very young.

ANSWER


4. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The class’ teacher was very young.

or class’s


5. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The pony rider was too heavy.

ANSWER


5. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The pony’s rider was too heavy.


6. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Your brother attitude got him in trouble.

ANSWER


6. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Your brother’sattitude got him in trouble.


7. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Amy report card was wonderful.

ANSWER


7. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. Amy’s report card was wonderful.


8. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The little babies nursery had five beds.

ANSWER


8. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The little babies’ nursery had five beds.


9. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. I didn’t know I was eating your cat tuna.

ANSWER


9. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. I didn’t know I was eating your cat’s tuna.


10. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The girls outfits were exactly the same.

ANSWER


10. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. The girls’ outfits were exactly the same.


11. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. We were proud of Chris performance.

ANSWER


11. possessive? Write it correctly on your paper. We were proud of Chris’ performance.


How did you do
How did you do? possessive? Write it correctly on your paper.

  • For more practice, print and complete the online worksheet.

  • Play the online matching game


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