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Possessives
Words that show ownership are called possessive nouns.A noun is possessive if a phrase can be  changed to say that an item...
An apostrophe () is used to show the ownership.    Rule    To show possessive of singular nouns add s .    Examples:      ...
The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic.  Examples:    floor => the floor’s dirt   flower => the fl...
PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example   the hat of the boy => the boy’s hat1.   The statue belonging to T...
RememberIf a singular noun ends in an s you must   add an apostrophe and s to make it   show possession.Examplesthe bubble...
PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example   the dog belonging to James => James’s dog1.   the ruffle of the d...
PracticeComplete the worksheet on Singular Possessives. We will review together.
Plural Possessives Rules 1-2  Rules  1. To show possession of singular nouns add s.        2. To show possession of plural...
PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example     the homes of the Shawnees =>     the Shawnees’ homes1.   the ha...
Plural Possessives Rule3To show the possession of a plural noun not ending in s add s. Example: oxen => oxens yoke feet =>...
PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example     the pets of the children =>      the children’s pets1.    the f...
PracticeComplete worksheet side 1 on Plural Possessives.Review: Complete side 2 on Singular Possessives.
Plural Possessives Rule4If there is joint possession, use  the correct possessive for only  the possessive closest to the ...
Plural Possessives Rule5If there is a separate possession  of the same noun, use the  correct possessive form for each  wo...
Plural Possessives Rule6In a compound construction, use the  correct possessive form for the word  closest to the noun. Av...
PracticeComplete worksheet page 13 on Plural and Singular Possessives.
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  1. 1. Possessives
  2. 2. Words that show ownership are called possessive nouns.A noun is possessive if a phrase can be changed to say that an item or idea belongs to someone else. Example: The musket that belongs to Pa was lost. Pa’s musket was lost.
  3. 3. An apostrophe () is used to show the ownership. Rule To show possessive of singular nouns add s . Examples:  Nathan => Nathans fault Mama => Mamas medicine bag the stranger => the strangers coat Duffy => Duffys tail
  4. 4. The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples:  floor => the floor’s dirt flower => the flower’s stem table => the table’s legs medicine bag => the medicine bag’s handle
  5. 5. PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example the hat of the boy => the boy’s hat1. The statue belonging to Tom ______________________________2. The shirt belonging to Nathan ______________________________3. The collar belonging to Duffy ______________________________
  6. 6. RememberIf a singular noun ends in an s you must add an apostrophe and s to make it show possession.Examplesthe bubbles belonging to molasses => molasses’s bubblesthe chain belonging to his boss => the boss’s chain
  7. 7. PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example the dog belonging to James => James’s dog1. the ruffle of the dress ______________________________2. the money belong to the business ______________________________3. the leaves of the cypress ______________________________
  8. 8. PracticeComplete the worksheet on Singular Possessives. We will review together.
  9. 9. Plural Possessives Rules 1-2 Rules 1. To show possession of singular nouns add s.   2. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe (). Examples: piglets => piglets mother Indians => Indians home settlers => settlers worry  
  10. 10. PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example the homes of the Shawnees => the Shawnees’ homes1. the hats of the settlers ______________________________2. the edge of the river ______________________________3. the dancers of the theaters ______________________________
  11. 11. Plural Possessives Rule3To show the possession of a plural noun not ending in s add s. Example: oxen => oxens yoke feet => feets blisters
  12. 12. PracticeWrite the possessive of each itembelow.Example the pets of the children => the children’s pets1. the first snow of winter ______________________________2. the innocence of the people ______________________________3. the blanket of Billy ______________________________
  13. 13. PracticeComplete worksheet side 1 on Plural Possessives.Review: Complete side 2 on Singular Possessives.
  14. 14. Plural Possessives Rule4If there is joint possession, use the correct possessive for only the possessive closest to the noun Julie and Nathans friendship grew. Dad was worried about his son and daughters safety.
  15. 15. Plural Possessives Rule5If there is a separate possession of the same noun, use the correct possessive form for each word. The Indians’ and the settlers’ excuses were equally false. The fiddlers and the singers families went to the fiddler contest.
  16. 16. Plural Possessives Rule6In a compound construction, use the correct possessive form for the word closest to the noun. Avoid possessives with compound plurals. His father-in-laws home was made of red bricks. The Indian scout’s job was to move the Native Americans to the reservation.
  17. 17. PracticeComplete worksheet page 13 on Plural and Singular Possessives.

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