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Possessivenouns

  1. 1. Possessive NounsFourth grade
  2. 2. •Possessive nouns are used to show possession (owning, or having).
  3. 3. The dogs collar is too large.The word "dogs" is thepossessive noun. It tells you thatthe noun "collar" belongs to thedog. The dog owns, orpossesses the collar.Add s to the end of a singularnoun to make it possessive.
  4. 4. The skys color ischanging.• sky + s• Add s to the end of a plural noun that does not end with an s.
  5. 5. We saw the childrenssnowman.• children + s• Add only the apostrophe () to the end of a plural noun that ends with an s.
  6. 6. My sisters names areKate and Nikki.• sisters + • Optional: If the noun is singular and ends with an s, add s or add only the apostrophe ().
  7. 7. The buss engine stopped.The bus engine stopped.• Note: Most sources recommend the shorter version if the ending "iz" sound is not wanted.
  8. 8. Can you find the noun ineach sentence that shouldbe possessive? Write itcorrectly on your paper.
  9. 9. 1. The Pilgrims ship was uncomfortable. ANSWER
  10. 10. 1. The Pilgrims’ ship was uncomfortable.
  11. 11. 2. A sincere person compliment is a valuable gift. ANSWER
  12. 12. 2. A sincere person’s compliment is a valuable gift.
  13. 13. 3. Mrs. Graves class has a great website. ANSWER
  14. 14. 3. Mrs. Graves’ class has a great website.
  15. 15. 4. The class teacher was very young. ANSWER
  16. 16. 4. The class’ teacher was very young. or class’s
  17. 17. 5. The pony rider was too heavy. ANSWER
  18. 18. 5. The pony’s rider was too heavy.
  19. 19. 6. Your brother attitude got him in trouble. ANSWER
  20. 20. 6. Your brother’s attitude got him in trouble.
  21. 21. 7. Amy report card was wonderful. ANSWER
  22. 22. 7. Amy’s report card was wonderful.
  23. 23. 8. The little babies nursery had five beds.ANSWER
  24. 24. 8. The little babies’ nursery had five beds.
  25. 25. 9. I didn’t know I was eating your cat tuna.ANSWER
  26. 26. 9. I didn’t know I was eating your cat’s tuna.
  27. 27. 10. The girls outfits were exactly the same.ANSWER
  28. 28. 10. The girls’ outfits were exactly the same.
  29. 29. 11. We were proud of Chris performance.ANSWER
  30. 30. 11. We were proud of Chris’ performance.
  31. 31. How did you do?• For more practice, print and complete the online worksheet.• Play the online matching game

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