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  • 1. Possessive Nouns
    Language Arts
    3rd Grade
    Ashley Moore
  • 2. A possessive noun is used to show possession (owning or having).
    The girl’s shirt.
    Can also show an attribute or aspect
    The book’s pages
    Possessive nouns tell you who or what the modified noun or pronoun belongs to.
    Definition:
    www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=wcn1601
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 3. The word "dog's" is the possessive noun. It tells you that the noun "collar" belongs to the dog.
    Add 's to the end of a singular noun to make it possessive.
    The dog’s collar is red.
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 4. If the noun is singular and ends with an s, add 's oradd only the apostrophe (').
    For example:
    The bus’s engine stopped.
    The bus’ engine stopped.
    Optional:
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 5. Children +’s
    Nouns that are plural but DO NOT end in –s, uses the apostrophe (’) s.
    We saw the children’s art work.
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 6. Sisters+’
    With words that are plural and end with -s, like “sisters”, add the apostrophe (’) to the end.
    My sisters’ names are Erika and Rachael.
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 7. The sailors’ boat was uncomfortable.
    Mr. Evans’ class has a great website.
    The class’ teacher was very young.
    More examples of sentences with possessive nouns:
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 8. The pony’s rider was too small.
    Your brother’sattitude got him in trouble.
    Amy’s report card was excellent.
    …Continued
    www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  • 9. Mother’s dinner begins at 6:00.
    The attendants’ uniforms were blue and gold.
    The babysitters heated the babies’ bottles.
    …Continued
    webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html
  • 10. Douglas borrowed Kristen’s ruler.
    The volunteers’ program needs more people.
    The horses’ manes were brushed.
    …Continued
    webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html
  • 11. Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of most singular nouns.
    Add an apostrophe (') to form the possessive of plural nouns that end with s.
    Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of plural nouns that do not end with s.
    Review
    webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html
  • 12. Information:
    • http://www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
    • 13. http://webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html
    • 14. http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=wcn1601
    Pictures: Power point clip art
    Works Cited

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