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S11 eng10104 021411_possessivecase Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Apostrophes
    • Apostrophes form the possessive case, indicate omissions in contractions, and, in some cases, form plurals.
  • 2. Possessive Case!
    • Remember back to the brief discussion of the possessive case from the other morning.
    • 3. Possessive case indicates ownership.
    • 4. You may have seen me note on your papers <--Possessive case
    • 5. In English, there are two ways to do this:
    • 6. A phrase with the word ”of” included
    • 7. The hands of the clock
  • 8. Possessive Case!
    • or...
    • 9. With an apostrophe
    • 10. The clock's hands
    • 11. Singular nouns & certain forms of pronouns
    • 12. To form possessive case, add an 's
    • 13. ” The Monk's Tale” is one of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales .
    • 14. When we would arrive was anyone's guess.
  • 15. Pause!
    • Pause.
    • 16. Take a breath.
    • 17. Questions?
  • 18. Singular Nouns Ending In -s
    • In most cases, to form the possessive case of singular nouns that end in -s you will add 's
    • 19. Reading Henry James's The Ambassadors was not Maris's idea of fun.
    • 20. The class's time was changed to 8am.
    • 21. But...
    • 22. Some singular nouns that end in -s sound awkward when pronouncing the possessive ending as a separate syllable.
  • 23. Singular Nouns Ending In -s
    • When this happens, grammarians have deemed it acceptable to just add an apostrophe.
    • 24. Borges' short stories
    • 25. Aristophanes' play
    • 26. Generally, use your best judgment.
  • 27. Titles With -'s Already...
    • If title already has 's, use a phrase to form possessive case
    • 28. Awkward: A Midsummer Night's Dream's staging presents a challenge.
    • 29. Revised: The staging of A Midsummer Night's Dream presents a challenge.
  • 30. Plural Nouns Ending In -s
    • Already plural nouns get an ' when already ending in -s
    • 31. The Readers ' Guide to Periodical Literature is available online.
    • 32. The Lopezes ' three children are triplets.
    • 33. Compound nouns also get an -s
    • 34. He accepted the secretary of state's resignation under protest.
  • 35. Pause!
    • Pause.
    • 36. Take a breath.
    • 37. Questions?
  • 38. Two or More Items
    • This one is tricky!
    • 39. To indicate individual ownership of two or more items, add -'s to each item
    • 40. Ernest Hemingway's and Gertrude Stein's writing styles have some similarities.
    • 41. To indicate joint ownership, add -'s only to the last item.
    • 42. Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas include The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado .
  • 43. Done!