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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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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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