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A singular possessive noun shows ownership by one person or thing.

We add an apostrophe (') and s to most singular nouns to show possession.

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Jerome's pet dog barely barks.

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My teacher's desk is always neat and tidy.

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The cat's whiskers are really long.

A plural possessive noun shows ownership by more than one person or thing.

To form the possessive of a plural noun ending in s or es, add only an apostrophe (').

To form the possessive of a plural noun that does not end in s, add an apostrophe and s ('s).

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The birds' nest had many eggs.

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The foxes' lair was hidden under the ground.

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The men's beards were really thick and long.


Exercise

Open the activity. Practice using singular possessive nouns and plural possessive nouns in a sentence.