Definition: Possessive comes from the same root as possession, something you
own. Possessive nouns show ownership. Don't let the rules confuse you.
The format and rules for possessive nouns are slightly different between
American and British English. For example, in American English the possessive
Possessive Forms in English. ... (In fact, oddly enough, it's Rule Number One in
Strunk's "Elementary Rules of Usage.") You will find that some nouns, especially
The possessive form is used with nouns referring to people, groups of people,
countries, and animals. It shows a relationship of belonging between one thing ...
You will notice that all of the examples above end 's. However, not all possessive
nouns end this way. Here are the basic rules for creating a possessive noun ...
However, depending on if the noun is singular or possessive, you may need to
add an apostrophe and the letter “s” or just an apostrophe.
Feb 22, 2013 ... This handout provides rules and examples for apostrophe usage. ... To form
possessives of nouns; To show the omission of letters; To indicate ...
Plural Possessives. To make most nouns plural, add an -s or -es. The -es is
added to words that end in an s or z sound. Do not use an apostrophe. Examples:
Nov 4, 2015 ... A possessive noun tells us who (or what) owns or has something. Possessives
answer the question "Whose?" Study the following rule and ...
Welcome to the Possessive Nouns Quiz! Remember the 3 rules. 1 - To make a
singular noun possessive, add 's (apostrophe s). 2 - To make an irregular plural ...