By Yuteng Cui and Antoine Dagenais Lalande
What are possessive nouns
Possessive nouns or pronouns are basically
words (nouns/pronouns) that are used when
someone or something owns something else.
ex: “The dog’s purple ball.”
the dog owns the ball, he possesses it.
To spot a possessive noun or pronoun,
you want to look for an apostrophe
followed with an “s”. Most of the time,
the apostrophe is before the “s”, but in
some cases, the apostrophe could be
after the “s”. We will talk about these rules
How do we spot them?
HERE WE GO!
There are four major rules in possessive nouns and pronouns.
Now… For the most amazing part :
an ‘s at the end of the noun that possesses
the thing. This is the base rule and the rule
for the majority of possessive nouns. Learn
this, and you should be good for most of the
little lambs are as white as snow.
truck is big and long.
All you have to do in this situation is add
Here, it depends on what the noun looks like in plural.
If it finishes with an “s”, all you do is add an apostrophe.
You can also add the “s” after the apostrophe, but it isn’t
needed. If the noun doesn’t finish with an “s”, like the words
“women” or “children”, you do the same as a singular
nouns : add an apostrophe and an “s”.
toys are broken.
eyes are black and small.
If there are many nouns that possesses the same thing,
you add an 's to the second noun.
If the two nouns both possesses the same thing, but they
each have their own, you add an ‘s to both of the nouns.
This is used in rare cases, so luckily, you won’t need it!
car is wrecked in the crash.
In that case, Joe and Madison both own the car.
dressing rooms were painted pink .
When there are many nouns
Possessive pronouns are quite difficult. They don't
usually have an ‘s at the end. They are just a word.
your/yours. mine, their/theirs, our/ours, her/hers, his, etc.
They are a just a word. Here are a few :
kids are always screaming.
books are in fact
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