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Possessive Nouns

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The rules of possessives are not complicated, but they still get people all mixed up. For most things, add apostrophe s ('s). For words that end in an s, just add the apostrophe. So you can go to the park and take a goose's picture, or take some geese's pictures. Then notice how that dog's collar is blue but all the other dogs' collars are red. If you still need help, this is the place to find the Answer to all your possessive problems.
The possessive form of folks is formed by adding an apostrophe: folks'
The singular possessive form of "goldfinch" is "goldfinch's" (one bird's). In this case, we would be referring to something belonging to a single goldfinch. The plural possessive form of the word would be "goldfinches'..." In this case, we would be referring to something belonging to more than one...
The possessive form of fetus is fetus' or fetus's
A plural possessive noun is a noun indicating ownership or  possession, purpose or origin by two or more people or things. The  possessive form of a plural noun is shown by adding an apostrophe  (') after the ending s, or adding an apostrophe s ('s) to the end  of an irregular plural noun that...
The possessive form of the singular noun writer is  writer's.    example: I've been in touch with the writer's agent.
The plural possessive form of neighbors is neighbors'.   The neighbors' cars are in the driveway. (more than one neighbor each owns a car   that is currently in the driveway)
The plural form of the noun writer is writers.   The plural possessive form is writers'.    example: I've been asked to speak at a writers' conference.
The singular possessive form of criterion is criterion's
The possessive form can be princess's or princess' -- although some  styles require the apostrophe S instead of just the apostrophe in  formal writing, the meaning is usually obvious, and does have the  benefit of not being confused with a colloquial contraction (e.g.  He knows where the...
The noun 'flush' is a collective noun for: . a flush of ducks . a flush of magpies . a flush of mallards . a flush of plumbers
The possessive form of canaries is canaries'.
No, "mud caked" is a noun-verb combination: "The mud caked on their  uniforms was extremely difficult to clean."    The word "mudcaked" is an adjective. It describes something being  caked in mud, e.g. "The football team's mudcaked uniforms were  extremely difficult to clean."
A determiner is a word or group of words that specifies,identifies, or quantifies the noun that follows it. A possessive determiner is a function of a noun or pronounthat indicates (determines) possession, ownership, origin, orpurpose of the noun that follows it. Examples of possessive...
A possessive noun is a noun, just a certain type. Possessive nouns show possession. In the sentence: The child kicked Katie's Ball, Katie's would be the possessive noun since it shows that the ball belongs to Katie
Example singular possessive nouns: the cover of the book = the book's cover the teacher of our class = our class's teacher the coat of the child = the child's coat the shoes of the man = the man's shoes the house of the neighbor = my neighbor's house Example plural possessive nouns: the covers of...
No, boy's is the possessive form of boy. For Example: The boy's father is very strict.
Example sentences:   The recommendation's validity is based on the reliability of  its source.   Their credentials' authenticity is reviewed before they are  considered.
There is no singular possessive of "actresses". The word itself is plural. The singular possessive of actress, however is "actress's."
It is correctly spelled, shepherd's pie.
A possessive noun is a noun indicating ownership,  possession, purpose, or origin.   Possessives are formed by adding an apostrophe -s to the end of the  word, or just an apostrophe to plural nouns that already end with  -s.    A possessive pronoun is a word that takes the place of a ...
If you're referring to the verb, there's no plural possessive.The plural of the noun is dice and the possessive of that would "dice's"
The noun nieces is the plural form; nieces' is the plural possessive form.
He was very possessive of his lucky watch.
There are seven possessive pronouns in the modern English language: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs and the atiquated thine. The word its is, however, rarely used as such Mine, yours, ours and thine cannot be replaced by nouns. In the other cases, the pronoun is simply replaced by the...
The plural form of the noun star is stars. The plural possessive form is stars' . Example: All of the stars' dressing rooms have beenrefurbished.
The plural possessive form of parents is parents'.
The plural form of the noun writer is writers.   The plural possessive form is writers'.    The plural form of the noun story is stories.   The plural possessive form is stories'.    The plural form of the noun farmer is farmers.   The plural possessive form is farmers'.
Fishes' is the plural possessive form of fish
The possessive form of the plural noun colonists is colonists' . Example: These are examples of the earliest colonists'dwellings .
The singular possessive form of the noun day is  day's.    example: We were exhausted by the day's end.
The possessive form of host is host's.
The plural possessive of "Sphinx" is "Sphinxes'," with the apostrophe after the "s." Please note the capitalization, as "Sphinx" is a proper noun.
Grave's is the singular possessive.
The possessive form of the plural noun graves is graves' . Example: All of the graves' markers include the regiment ofthe deceased.
The rowdy girls tipped over all the daddies' bowling ball bags when they were roughousing. They should have been watching their daddies bowl while on their visitation weekend with them. They thought their daddies should pay attention to them so they acted out. Rebecca Johnson and Lori Smith did love...
The possessive form of the plural noun chefs is  chefs'.    example: The chefs' uniforms must be sparkling white.
The correct plural possessive form is:   B. the men's plans (the plans of a number of men)     The correct singular possessive forms are:   A. a stone's throw (the distance of a throw of a stone)   D. the woman's plans (the plans of a woman)    The incorrect possessive form is: ...
the plural possessive form of watches is watches'
A possessive noun is formed by adding an apostrophe -s to the end of a word, or just the apostrophe to the end of some nouns that already end with -s; for example: Julie's bedChase's ballthe cat's whiskersthe boss's deskthe pants' pocketsthe glass's crackthe glasses' framethe boys' bikes
No, the form parent's is the singular  possessive form.   example: I need a parent's signature on my permission slip.    The plural form of the noun parent is parents.   The plural possessive form is  parents'.   example: We're planning a party for my parents' anniversary.
The possessive form is Arturo's baby sister.
Singular means just one. The singular possessive case is a noun that shows something in the sentence belongs to that noun. The singular possessive case is a noun for one person, place, or thing that shows ownership or possession. A singular possessive case noun is formed by adding an apostrophe s ...
The plural form for the noun house is houses.   The plural possessive form is houses'.    Example: These houses' developer used high quality  materials.
The possessive form of the singular noun tree is tree's.    Example: One of the tree's limbs broke in the wind last night.
The possessive form of "men" is "men's".'You will find men's jackets on the third floor of that shop.'
Buzz's is the singular possessive.
The proper noun Portuguese is an uncountable (mass) noun, as a word  for a person of Portugal or the people of Portugal; and a word for  the language of Portugal.    The possessive form of the noun Portuguese is Portuguese's.
The plural is Ph.Ds or PhDs (people) and the plural possessive is  PhDs'.   (the abbreviation with a period or periods is normally used after a  name)
"Octopi" is an incorrect plural form of "octopus". The correct plural of "octopus" is "octopuses" and its possessive is therefore "octopuses'".
The singular possessive form of tree is tree's.
To form the plural of a name ending in -ss, add -es to the end or  the word; for example:    one Jess, two Jesses  one Bess, two Besses     To form the possessive of a plural noun ending with -s, add an  apostrophe (') at the end, for example:    The two Jesses' last names are...
No, the form son-in-laws' is an incorrect form.    The plural form of the compound noun son-in-law is  sons-in-law.   The plural possessive form is sons-in-law's.    example: Both of my sons-in-law's birthdays are on the same day.
No, "women's" is a plural possessive.
The possessive form of the plural noun parents is  parents'.    Example: We're having a party for my parents' anniversary.
The plural form of the noun giraffe is giraffes.   The plural possessive form is giraffes'.    example: We followed the giraffes' foot prints to find a group to  photograph.
The plural form of the noun parent is parents.   The plural possessive form is parents'.    example: The parents' committee has been able to acquire the  athletic equipment.
There are two accepted forms for possessive singular nouns that end  with an s:   Add an apostrophe (') after the existing s at the end of the word:    the glass' contents     Add an apostrophe s ('s) after the existing s at the end of the  word:    the glass's contents  
Examples of possessive nouns that start with T are: the table's legsthe tavern's signthe teacher's red penthe television's price the theater's entranceTom's bicyclethe tooth's replacementa torch's flamethe tower's heightthe tree's leaves Turkey's flagthe turtle's shell
The singular possessive form is pants'. The noun pants is a short form for a pair of pants; the noun pants does not change from singular to plural, the wordpair is the part of the term that changes: a pair of pants, two pairs of pants.
The word women is a noun, the plural form of the  noun woman, a word for a person.
The possessive form is the circus monkey's coat.
The plural possessive pronouns are: ours, yours, theirs.   The plural possessive adjectives are: our, your, their.   Examples of plural possessive nouns are:    the animals' pen  the Barrymores' legacy  the children's playground  his daughters' names  the people's rights  
Examples of possessive forms for singular and plural units of time:    an hour's layover (singular)  two hours' layover (plural)  a year's assignment (singular)  two years' assignment (plural)  a moment's fright (singular)  two seconds' thought (plural)  
The singular noun is lion.   The plural adds an S to form lions. (more than one lion)   The plural possessive adds only an apostrophe to refer to more than  one lion.   The lions' skins and manes were dusty from the  long journey across the plain.
The plural form of the noun battery is batteries.   The plural possessive form is batteries'.
The possessive form of the singular noun mother-in-law is  mother-in-law's.    example: The party is for my mother-in-law's birthday.
The singular form of the plural noun women is woman.   The singular possessive form is woman's.    Example: The woman's resume is very impressive.
Yes. Apostrophe s ('s) can mean possessive and 's can sometimes mean 'is' eg He's an Englishman. But we can't say 'children is' (we say children are). So children's must be possessive. The children's teacher is late.
Taco's is the singular possessive.
The possessive form of the plural noun teams is  teams'.    Example: Both teams' players had been selected by the same  recruiting personnel. 
The possessive form of the plural noun elephants is  elephants'.   Example: We found elephants' footprints along the river.
Contrary to widely-held belief, the form is a matter of personal  preference.    There are two accepted forms for possessive singular nouns ending  in s:   Add an apostrophe (') after the existing s at the end of the word:  James' and Chris'   Add an apostrophe s ('s) after the...
Photographs is a plural noun, so it needs to be made singular, resulting in the word photograph.From there, photograph needs to be possessive, which results in the word photograph's.Photograph is the singular form of photographs.Photographs is the plural form.Photograph's is the singular possessive...
The possessive form for the singular compound noun 'board of  directors' is board of directors'.    Example:   The bord of directors' plan is to create an interim position.
The possessive form of "it" is "its". (There is no plural form.)No possessive pronouns take an apostrophe: his, hers, ours, yours, its, theirs."The dog is yours. Its name is Ben."Don't confuse "its" with "it's", which means "it is" or "it has".It is wrong to write "The dog is your's. It's name is...
When the noun "Martha Katz's" is placed before a noun, it indicates  that the noun belongs to Martha Katz.   The apostrophe s ('s) at the end of her name is a possessive  form. Something in the sentence belongs to her.    Examples:   Martha Katz's house is on Maple Street.   I made...
The possessive form of the singular noun person is person's.   The possessive form of the plural noun persons is persons'.    Examples:   Do you know that person's name? (singular)   How many persons' names are on the list? (plural)
No, the plural form of company is companies.   Example: There are a number of supply companies listed.    The word company's is the singular, possessive form. The  apostrophe s ('s) at the end of the word indicates that something  in the sentence belongs to a company (one company).  ...
The form mosquito's is the possessive form of the singular  noun mosquito.   example: That mosquito's buzzing is really annoying.    The plural form of the noun mosquito is mosquitoes.   The plural possessive form is mosquitoes'.
The possessive form of the plural noun Smiths is  Smiths'.    example: The Smiths' house is number thirty-two.
A possessive shows ownership. If a janitor has a house, we'd say it was the janitor's house. Just add an apostrophe + s to any regular singular noun, then add what that noun owns (or possesses) to get the possessive form. Here are a few examples: the janitor's bucket, the janitor's son, the...
The possessive form of the purses of the ladies is the  ladies' purses.
firemen's The firemen's pay was late.
No, it is a simple singular noun - neither plural nor possessive.
The possessive form for the noun doctor is  doctor's.    Example: The doctor's office is at the end of the hall.
"of a herd of cattle led by ranchers" as you have used it above is already the possessive for of "a herd of cattle led by ranchers"!   For example:   The herd of cattle which was led by the ranchers bought a farm. The farm is now owned by the herd. It is the herd's farm. It is the farm of the...
No, the word 'your' is a possessive adjective, a type of  pronoun. The word 'letters' is a plural noun.    The term 'your letters' is a noun  phrase, any word or group of words based on a noun  or pronoun (without a verb) that can function in a sentence as a  subject, object of a verb or a...
Using an apostrophe to show possession:    For singular nouns, add an apostrophe s ('s) to the end of the  word.    The dog's collar was red leather. (the collar of  the dog)     For singular nouns that end with an s, there are two accepted forms  for possessives:   Add an...