Possessive Nouns

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Spelling
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Possessive Nouns

Noun Review: 

Singular Nouns –



One person, place, or thing- dog, boy, store

Plural Nouns (add an -s, -es, or -ies) More than one person, place, or thingdogs, boxes, babies –

Singular Possessive 

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Possessive means the noun possesses or owns something. Singular possessive means one noun owns something. To show possession, we add an apostrophe and an s. – –

The girl’s dress. The boy’s shoe.

Try It! Turn these singular nouns into possessive nouns. Jill’s pencil. I found ________ (Jill) cat’s The _________ toy was squeaking. (cat)

mom’s bed is soft. My _________ (mom)

Plural Possessive 

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Possessive means the noun possesses or owns something. Plural possessive means more than one noun owns something. Add -s, -es, or -ies. To show possession, we add an apostrophe AFTER the s. We don’t add an s because there is already an s there. – –

We see some birds’ nests. The boxes’ lids were closed.

Try It! Turn these plural nouns into possessive nouns. boys’ pencils were on the floor. The ________ (boys) bushes’ flowers were pretty. The _________ (bushes)

bunnies’ carrots are orange. Five _________ (bunnies)

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