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.