#EngClass: Possessive Nouns

​Hi fellas, how was your weekend? I had fun at my uncle’s villa.

Today we will talk about possessive nouns.

A noun names a person, place, thing, idea, quality or action. 

A possessive noun shows ownership by adding an apostrophe, an -s or both. 
To make a singular noun possessive, simply add an apostrophe and an -s.

E.g. The girl –> The girl’s

The girl’s book is on the table.
Note: If a singular noun ends in -s, there are two possible forms:

1. Add an apostrophe and -s: Lois’s book.

2. Add only an apostrophe: Lois’ book.
To make a plural noun possessive:

1. Add only an apostrophe to a plural noun that ends in -s.

E.g. The girls’ books are on the table.

2. Add an apostrophe and -s to plural nouns that do not end in -s.

E.g. The men’s books are on the table.
Why don’t you try some exercises fellas.

Complete the sentences with the possessive form of the nouns in parentheses.

1. (Boy) –> The … hat is red.

2. (Boys) –> The … hats are red.

3. (Sister) –> Do you know my … husband?

4. (Sisters) –> Do you know my … husbands?
Answers: 1. Boy’s ; 2. Boys’ ; 3. Sister’s ; 4. Sisters’.
That’s all for today fellas. See you next Sunday.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

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