What is a singular possessive noun?


A singular possessive noun is a part of speech that indicates someone or something's ownership or possession of something; for example, the phrase "the doctor's coat" includes the singular possessive noun doctor's. The combination of an apostrophe and the letter "s" indicates possession belonging to the doctor, who is a singular person.

Singular nouns refer to a singular person, place, thing or idea. For example, sister, George Washington, France, bridge and love are all singular nouns. These singular nouns can be turned into singular possessive nouns by adding an apostrophe and the letter "s" at the end. For example:

  • His sister's graduation is tomorrow.
  • George Washington's hair was white.
  • France's political system includes elements of socialism.
  • That bridge's columns are green.
  • Everyone knows love's pain.

Placement of the apostrophe and letter "s" in singular possessive nouns is important. For example, if a student wrote "His sisters' graduation is tomorrow," that student would be talking about multiple sisters instead of a singular sister, making a plural possessive noun instead of a singular possessive noun. The sample sentence above indicates someone who has more than one sister graduating tomorrow. Talking about a single sister who is graduating would be rendered like this: "His sister's graduation is tomorrow."

Q&A Related to "What is a singular possessive noun?"
A singular possessive noun is a word that is just one person, place, thing, or idea that belongs to or is part of another word in the sentence. Examples: Noun - Singular Possessive
An irregular noun is a noun that does not follow the basic rules of pluralization. For most nouns, you simply add an s at the end of the word to make it plural. For example, girl
pronouns---------possessive pronouns: I---------------------mine you-----------------yours he-------------------his she-----------------hers it--------------------its we----------
of the finch; the finch's.
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