Possessives - Kenston Local Schools

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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 or idea
belongs to someone else.
Example:
The musket that
belongs to Pa was lost.
Pa’s musket was lost.
An apostrophe (') is used to show the ownership.
Rule 1
To show possessive of singular nouns add 's.
Examples:
Nathan => Nathan's fault
Mama => Mama's medicine bag
the stranger => the stranger's coat
Duffy => Duffy's tail
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
Practice
Write the possessive of each item below.
Example
the hat of the boy => the boy’s hat
1.
The statue belonging to Tom
2.
______________________________
The shirt belonging to Nathan
3.
______________________________
The collar belonging to Duffy
______________________________
Remember
If a singular noun ends in an s you must
add an apostrophe and s to make it
show possession.
Examples
the bubbles belonging to Jess => Jess’s
bubbles
the paper belonging to class=> the
class’s paper
Practice
Write the possessive of each item below.
Example
the dog belonging to James => James’s dog
1.
the ruffle of the dress
2.
______________________________
the money belong to the business
3.
______________________________
the leaves of the cypress
______________________________
Practice
Complete 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 nouns ending in
s add an apostrophe (').
Examples:
piglets => piglets' mother
Indians => Indians' home
settlers => settlers' worry
Practice
Write the possessive of each item below.
Example
the wegiwas of the Shawnees =>
the Shawnees’ wegiwas
1.
the hats of the settlers
2.
______________________________
the edge of the river
3.
______________________________
the victims of the government agents
______________________________
Plural Possessives Rule 3
To show the possession of a plural noun
not ending in s add 's.
Example:
oxen => oxen's yoke
feet => feet's blisters
Practice
Write the possessive of each item below.
Example
the pets of the children =>
the children’s pets
1.
the first snow of winter
2.
______________________________
the innocence of the people
3.
______________________________
the blanket of Tyler
______________________________
Practice
Complete worksheet side 1 on Plural
Possessives.
Review: Complete side 2 on Singular
Possessives.
Plural Possessives Rule 4
If there is joint possession, use the
correct possessive for only the
possessive closest to the noun
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Julie and Nathan's friendship grew.
Dad was worried about his son and
daughter's safety.
Plural Possessives Rule 5
If there is a separate possession of
the same noun, use the correct
possessive form for each word.
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The Indians’ and the settlers’
excuses were equally false.
The fiddlers' and the singers'
families went to the fiddler contest.
Plural Possessives Rule 6
In a compound construction, use the
correct possessive form for the word
closest to the noun. Avoid possessives
with compound plurals.
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His father-in-law's wegiwa was made of
poplar logs.
The Indian scout’s job was to move the
Native Americans to the reservation.
Practice
Complete worksheet page 13 on Plural
and Singular Possessives.