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Apostrophes. Apostrophes. Possessive case shows ownership or relationship. Ex: Nicole’s portfolio Ex: Maddy’s cousin To form a possessive case simply add an apostrophe and an s. Kevin’s homework. Exception. A proper name ending in s may add only an apostrophe. Ex: Ms. Lucas’ cat.

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Apostrophes1
Apostrophes

  • Possessive case shows ownership or relationship.

    • Ex: Nicole’s portfolio

    • Ex: Maddy’s cousin

  • To form a possessive case simply add an apostrophe and an s.

    • Kevin’s homework


Exception
Exception

  • A proper name ending in s may add only an apostrophe.

    • Ex: Ms. Lucas’ cat


Plurals
Plurals

  • To form a possessive case of a plural none ending in s, only add the apostrophe.

    • Heroes’ stories

    • Families’ efforts


Other pronouns
Other Pronouns

  • Possessive personal pronouns do not require an apostrophe

    • My, mine

    • His, hers

    • Their, theirs

  • Indefinite pronouns require an apostrophe and an s.

    • Everyone’s ideas

    • Somebody’s book


Compound words
Compound Words

  • In compound words, names of organizations, and words showing joint possession – only the last word is possessive.

    • School board’s decision

    • Modern Language Association’s

    • Yoshi and Bahar’s project


Individual possession
Individual Possession

  • When two or more people possess something individually, each of their names is possessive in form.

  • Lea’s and Chantal’s myth portfolios.

  • [individual, not joint, possession]


Homework
Homework

  • Post Test 1 on pg. 831-832


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