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Possessives Nouns

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

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