Possessive Nouns

Possessive nouns are nouns which show possession.

A possessive noun is formed by adding apostrophe ‘s’ (’s) to a noun.

Noun + ’s = possessive noun

Examples:

man + ’s = man’s

girl + ’s = girl’s

Michael + ’s = Michael’s

Fanny + ’s = Fanny’s

cat + ’s = cat’s

monkey + ’s = monkey’s


That woman's car is new.

The boy's name is Timothy.

That is Wendy's jacket.

That is my father's shaver.

Your dog's kennel is small.

My cat's tail is short.




Exercises

Rewrite the following sentences, adding ’s correctly.

1. This is Lionel guinea pig.

2. That is my brother letter.

3. That is your father van.

4. Winnie house is beautiful.

5. The rabbit ears are long.

6. Mr. Anderson cell phone is expensive.

7. Those are my cousin magazines.

8. My uncle shoes are shiny.

9. The baby diaper is wet.

10. The hornbill beak is large.


Answers

1. This is Lionel's guinea pig.

2. That is my brother's letter.

3. That is your father's van.

4. Winnie's house is beautiful.

5. The rabbit's ears are long.

6. Mr. Anderson's cell phone is expensive.

7. Those are my cousin's magazines.

8. My uncle's shoes are shiny.

9. The baby's diaper is wet.

10. The hornbill's beak is large.