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Title: Possessive Nouns You try - the tail of the whale a. the


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Possessive Nouns
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What is a possessive noun?
Possessive nouns show different types of
ownership. They may refer to something we
possess, or they may refer to something that is
part of us (ex. our bodies, our emotions)
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Forming the possessive of singular nouns
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To make singular nouns possessive, simply add
s
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Examples

the fish food
the food of the fish
s

the lobster claw
the claw of the lobster
s
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Good Job!
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Remember! Whale is a singular noun. Singular
nouns are made possessive by adding s.
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Now
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Forming the possessive of plural nouns
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There are . ways to make plural nouns
possessive.
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Rule 1
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If the plural noun ends in s simply add an
apostrophe

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Examples

the sharks teeth
the teeth of the sharks


the oysters pearls
the pearls of the oysters

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You try -
  • the claws of the lobsters
  • a. the lobsters claw
  • b. the lobsters claws
  • c. the lobsters claws

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Good Job!
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Remember! Lobsters is a plural noun and ends in
s. Plural nouns that end in s are made
possessive by adding an apostrophe.
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Rule 2
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If the plural noun does not end in s add
s
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Examples

the babies of the salmon
the salmon babies
s

the children fish
the fish of the children
s
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You try -
  • the boats of the men
  • a. the mens boats
  • b. the mans boats
  • c. the mens boats

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Remember! Men is a plural noun and doesnt end
in s. Plural nouns that do not end in s are made
possessive by adding s.
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  • Try these!

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  • the gear of the scuba divers
  • a. the scuba divers gear
  • b. the scubas diver gear
  • c. the scuba divers gear

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Plural Possessive Rule 1 The plural noun ends in
s, add
Good Job!
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  • the home of the fish
  • a. the fishes homes
  • b. the fishs home
  • c. the homes fish

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Singular Possessive Singular noun add s
Good Job!
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  • the voices of the dolphins
  • a. the dolphins voice
  • b. the dolphins voices
  • c. the dolphins voice

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Plural Possessive Rule 1 The plural noun ends in
s, add
Good Job!
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  • the tentacles of the octopus
  • a. the octopuss tentacles
  • b. the octopuses tentacles
  • c. the octopus tentacles

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Singular Possessive Singular noun add s
Good Job!
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  • the fish tanks of the children
  • a. the childrens fish tanks
  • b. the childrens fish tanks
  • c. the childrens fish tank

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Plural Possessive Rule 2 Plural noun does not
end in s, add
Good Job!
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  • the beauty of the coral reef
  • a. the coral reefs beauty
  • b. the corals reef beauty
  • c. the coral reefs beauty

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Singular Possessive Singular noun add s
Good Job!
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How did you do?NowLets check your
understanding.
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1.Go to the web link below. www.wecosoft.com/scho
ol/english/nouns2.htm 2.Complete the 6 questions
about possessive nouns. Print your
results.3.Add your name to the upper right hand
corner. Turn in to Mrs. Graham.4.Close the
webpage and go to the next slide.
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Click Here to Start Over
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Bibliography
  • http//davepics.com
  • www.pacpubserver.com/.../ 6-17-99/scubadive.html
  • http//www.hihwnms.nos.noaa.gov/
  • http//encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefMedia.as
    px?refid461561510artrefid761579744sec-1pn1
  • http//www.reed.co.nz/title.cfm?titleid2118
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