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How to use the possessives 's

How to use the possessives 's

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  • 1. Words that show ownershipare called possessive nouns
  • 2. Singulara)I have an apple. Subject Possessive My apple is red I myb) You have an apple You your Your apple is red.
  • 3. Singulara) She has an apple. Subject Possessive Her apple is red She herb) He has an apple He his His apple is red.
  • 4. Plurale) We have apples. Subject Possessive we our Our apples are redf) You have an apple you your Your apple is red.g) They have apples They their Their apples are red
  • 5. Possessive nouns are used to show that someone owns something. An apostrophe (´) is used to show the ownership Noun Possessive Pam Pam’s cat cat the cat’s tail Sam Sam’s knee
  • 6. Rule To show the possessive of singular nouns add s.Kate´s camera The man´s hatHer camera Examples: The man The man´s hat The teacher Theacher´s pencil
  • 7. Possessive Nouns Rules 1-2Rules1. To show possession of singular nouns add s.2. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe (). Examples: runners => runners shoes cows => cows meal trees => trees apples
  • 8. Possessive Nouns Rule 3 To show possession of plural nouns NOT ending in s add an apostrophe and a s (‘s). teeth => teeth’s fillingschildren => children’s food
  • 9. the kid’s bike(I kid, 1 bike) the kids’ bike (2 kids, 1 bike)the kids’ bikes(2 kids, 2 bikes)
  • 10. a)I have a pen in my hand This pen is old This = near me b) I see a pen on the floor That pen is new That = not near me, far away
  • 11. a) My shoes are next to me These are my shoes. Singular Plural this theseb) Your shoes are in the kitchen These are my shoes. Singular Plural that those