Possessive
Nouns
Noun Review:
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Singular Nouns
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One person, place, or thing- dog, boy, store
Plural Nouns (add an -s, -es, or -ies)
More than one person, place, or thingdogs, boxes, babies
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Singular Possessive
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Possessive means the noun possesses or
owns something.
Singular possessive means one noun owns
something.
To show possession, we add an apostrophe
and an s.
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The girl’s dress.
The boy’s shoe.
Try It!
Turn these singular nouns into
possessive nouns.
Jill’s pencil.
I found ________
(Jill)
cat’s
The _________
toy was squeaking.
(cat)
mom’s bed is soft.
My _________
(mom)
Plural Possessive
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Possessive means the noun possesses or
owns something.
Plural possessive means more than one
noun owns something. Add -s, -es, or -ies.
To show possession, we add an apostrophe
AFTER the s. We don’t add an s because
there is already an s there.
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We see some birds’ nests.
The boxes’ lids were closed.
Try It!
Turn these plural nouns into
possessive nouns.
boys’ pencils were on the floor.
The ________
(boys)
bushes’ flowers were pretty.
The _________
(bushes)
bunnies’ carrots are orange.
Five _________
(bunnies)