When done try the Possessive Nouns Quiz.

Possessive nouns show that something is owned or possessed. Possessive nouns most often are paired with nouns. The possessive form of a noun is formed by adding an apostrophe (‘) or an apostrophe and s (‘s).

A possessive noun is written with a noun followed by ‘s in the singular form and s’ in the plural form.

One cat’s fur

Two cats’ fur

One walrus’ head or One walrus’s head

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If a singular noun ends in s it can form the possessive either by adding ‘s or by simply adding an ‘.

Possessive forms of irregular nouns form the plural with ‘s

Some sheep’s wool

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  • men’s

  • women’s (also different forms of the word men such as workmen’s, postmen’s)

  • children’s

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