Possessive Nouns 7th Grade Language Arts Miss Borja
Singular and Plural Nouns singular1.) A ___________ noun names oneperson, place, thing or idea. plural2.) A ___________ noun names two or morepersons, places, things, or ideas.3.) True or False: For most singularnouns, add –s to make them plural.4.) Makes these nouns plural:goose, mouse, moose, deer, octopus.5.) Is there anything about singular andplural nouns that is still confusing for you?
Can you figure it out?Adam’s mom. A possessive noun isSabrina’s dog. used to express ownership or show aOwner’s house. relationship between persons, places, thingsBensin’s lunch. , or ideas.Mrs. A’s iPad. The possessive form of a noun is often followed by another noun.
Use possessive nouns in the following sentences.I used the car of mymom. I used my mom’s car.The dog of Sabrina isnamed Happy. Sabrina’s dog is named Happy.The guitar of mine isbroken. My guitar is broken. My sister’s shirt isThe shirt of my sister is too small for me.too small for me.
For a singular noun, add an apostrophe and -s. (‘s). ‘ • Ms. Sengebaus cat ‘ • Mr. Thundiyils stories ‘ • The puppys ears
For a plural noun that ends with s, add an apostrophe only. ‘ • Doctors offices ‘ • Soldiers uniforms • The Duenas trip ‘
For a plural noun that does not endwith s, add an apostrophe and –s (‘s) ‘s • Mice hole ‘s • Women dresses ‘s • Children toys
For a compound noun, add anapostrophe or an apostrophe and –s (‘s) to the end. ‘ Salespersons samples. ‘ Father-in-laws car ‘ Police officers uniforms