Possessives nouns

Possessives nouns
Possessives nouns

We add ‘s to singular nouns to show possession:

We are having a party at John’s house.
Michael drove his friend’s car.

We add  to plural nouns ending in -s:

This is my parents’ house.
Those are ladies’ shoes.

But we use ‘s with irregular plural nouns:

men women children people

These are men’s shoes.
Children’s clothes are very expensive.

We can use a possessive instead of a full noun phrase to avoid repeating words:

Is that John’s car?
No, it’s Mary’s. (NOT No, it’s Mary’s [car].)

Whose coat is this?
It’s my wife’s.
 (NOT It’s my wife’s [coat].)

Can you remember the sentences from the last activity? Write the correct words. Make sure you put the apostrophes (‘) in the correct place.

8 items remaining

1.

That car belongs to my friend. = It’s my

.

2.

That’s the house where my friends live. = It’s my

.

3.

That dog belongs to the family next door. = It’s my

.

4.

I asked my brother to help me. = I asked for my

.

5.

Our daughter goes to a school just for girls. = She goes to a

.

6.

What does your teacher think about your progress? = What’s your

.

7.

Our cat always sleeps on that chair. = It’s the

.

8.

The party was organised by the Smith family. = It was the

.

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