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Possessive Nouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about possessive nouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Possessive Nouns

Definition of a possessive noun.
  • A possessive noun is:
  • a noun that owns, or is closely related to, something else
  • usually formed by adding the letter "s" and an apostrophe ('s)
Possessive Noun Examples
  • Possessive nouns formed by adding an apostrophe and the letter "s" to a singular noun that does not end in "s"
  • The new car is Joe's.
  • Possessive nouns formed by adding an apostrophe alone or an apostrophe and the letter "s" to a singular noun that does end in "s"
  • The bus' seats are very uncomfortable.
  • The bus's seats are very uncomfortable.
  • Possessive nouns formed by adding an apostrophe and the letter "s" to a plural noun that does not end in "s"
  • The women's team was ready to compete.
  • Possessive nouns formed by adding an apostrophe to a plural noun that does end in "s"
  • The birds' chirping kept her up all night.
From YOUR Teacher: Possessive Nouns

These are basically pretty easy and show that someone owns or is closely related to something.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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