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

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