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PossessiveNote

  1. 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO Possessive Nouns
  2. 2. Possessive Nouns <ul><li>The possessive form of a noun is used to show ownership. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: The car belongs to Jen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possessive form: Jen’s car </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The possessive form can also show an attribute or aspect. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: The eye of the cat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possessive form: Cat’s eye. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>The possessive noun always comes before what it own or has. (or else the meaning will be reverse !) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jen’s pet Pet’s Jen </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Forming the Possessive Nouns-1 <ul><li>Singular Nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The possessive of singular nouns is formed by adding an apostrophe (’) plus an “s” . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Sam’s computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> ( The computer belongs to Sam.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam + ’ + s </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if the singular noun ends in an s, you must add an apostrophe plus an s to make it possessive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: The bus’s driver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (The driver of the bus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bus + ’ + s </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Forming the Possessive Nouns-2 <ul><li>Plural Nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The possessive of most plural nous is formed by adding just an apostrophe (’) . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: The horses’ manes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(The manes belonging to the horses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>horses + ’ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Forming the Possessive Nouns-3 <ul><li>Irregular Plural Nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The possessive of a irregular plural nouns formed by add an apostrophe (’) plus an “s” . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: The children’s toys. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(The toys belonging to the children) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>children + ’ + s </li></ul></ul>

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