Possessive Nouns

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Possessive Nouns

  1. 1. Possessive Nouns<br />Language Arts<br /> 3rd Grade<br />Ashley Moore<br />
  2. 2. A possessive noun is used to show possession (owning or having). <br />The girl’s shirt.<br />Can also show an attribute or aspect<br />The book’s pages<br />Possessive nouns tell you who or what the modified noun or pronoun belongs to.<br />Definition:<br />www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=wcn1601<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  3. 3. The word "dog's" is the possessive noun. It tells you that the noun "collar" belongs to the dog. <br />Add 's to the end of a singular noun to make it possessive.<br />The dog’s collar is red.<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  4. 4. If the noun is singular and ends with an s, add 's oradd only the apostrophe (').<br />For example:<br />The bus’s engine stopped.<br />The bus’ engine stopped.<br />Optional:<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  5. 5. Children +’s <br />Nouns that are plural but DO NOT end in –s, uses the apostrophe (’) s.<br />We saw the children’s art work.<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  6. 6. Sisters+’<br />With words that are plural and end with -s, like “sisters”, add the apostrophe (’) to the end.<br />My sisters’ names are Erika and Rachael.<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  7. 7. The sailors’ boat was uncomfortable.<br />Mr. Evans’ class has a great website.<br />The class’ teacher was very young. <br />More examples of sentences with possessive nouns:<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  8. 8. The pony’s rider was too small.<br />Your brother’sattitude got him in trouble.<br />Amy’s report card was excellent.<br />…Continued<br />www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm<br />
  9. 9. Mother’s dinner begins at 6:00.<br />The attendants’ uniforms were blue and gold.<br />The babysitters heated the babies’ bottles.<br />…Continued<br />webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html<br />
  10. 10. Douglas borrowed Kristen’s ruler.<br />The volunteers’ program needs more people.<br />The horses’ manes were brushed.<br />…Continued<br />webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html<br />
  11. 11. Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of most singular nouns.<br />Add an apostrophe (') to form the possessive of plural nouns that end with s.<br />Add an apostrophe and s ('s) to form the possessive of plural nouns that do not end with s.<br />Review<br />webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html<br />
  12. 12. Information:<br /><ul><li>http://www.rhlschool.com/eng3n9.htm
  13. 13. http://webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/language/lessons/possessivenouns.html
  14. 14. http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=wcn1601</li></ul>Pictures: Power point clip art<br />Works Cited<br />

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