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Possessive Nouns and Adjectives Possessive nouns and possessive adjectives show belonging. That is John’s suitcase. That is his suitcase.
Singular Possessive Nouns Add an apostrophe (’) + s to a singular noun to show possession. That is George’s ticket.
Plural Possessive NounsAdd an apostrophe (’) to a plural noun ending toshow possession. Those are the Jones’ tickets.
Possessive AdjectivesPossessive adjectives replace possessive nouns. Possessive Possessive Adjective Nouns That’s their luggage. That’s Tim and Sue’s luggage. Possessive Possessive Adjective Noun That’s Lee’s fishing pole. That’s his fishing pole.
Form Subject PossessivePronouns Adjectives I my you your he his she her it its we our they their
Replace the possessive nouns Practice 1 with possessive adjectives.Example: Mrs. Santos is Lia’s teacher. Mrs. Santos is her teacher.1. Roger and Susan’s backpacks are in the car. Their backpacks are in the car.2. The dog’s name is Duke. Its name is Duke.3. Sam’s and my suitcase is lost. Our suitcase is lost.
Be Careful! A noun + apostrophe (’) + s doesn’t always mean possession. Don’t confuse possessive nouns with subjects + verbs. S VCarol’s S Vunsure. Bob’s luggage is a little strange.
Identify the subjects and verbsPractice 2 in the sentences. S V Example: Its name is Poppy. S V 1. The boys’ room is messy. S V 2. Lisa’s a science major. S V 3. Bob’s truck is new.
Questions with Whose Use whose for questions about possession. That’s not my chicken. Whose chicken is this?
Be Careful! Don’t confuse whose with who’s.Possessive Whose Whose luggage is this anyway? Who is Who’s woman in the the pink dress?
Complete the sentences withPractice 3 whose or who’s. Who’sExample: __________ the pilot of this airplane? Whose1. __________ seat is this? Who’s2. __________ your travel agent? Whose3. __________ tickets are these? Who’s4. __________ the security officer? Whose5. __________ bag is on the floor?